Teen Scouts help the Mill Valley Masketeers by cutting hundreds of t-shirts to make ear ties. Led by local Mill Valley citizen Lee Budish, people from around the community came together like the Scouts, to donate fabric, cut, sew and deliver over 14,000 masks to those in need.
Whenever writers are asked to submit a query or proposal, they are asked for their biography and specific relevant experience. With articles published in the business world and now writing for children’s literature, there isn’t a direct connection for children’s publishers. And usually topic depth and direct experience are very important.
Well, after volunteering as a frog docent, cleaning the marsh and certainly spending a zillion hours reading and talking to experts about the wetlands, I’m thrilled to find a brand new program just launched by the University of California at Berkeley, the California Naturalist Certification program, or Master Naturalists. What a cool program. So after taking graduate courses (after my MBA) in finance, mergers & acquisitions, and Corporate Directors Certification, now I launch into naturalist education. Quite a switch – or is it?