Nature Center hosts master storytellers Saturday

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Pajarito Environmental Education Center is bringing two great storytellers to the Los Alamos Nature Center Saturday.
Beginning at 11 a.m., master storytellers Teralene (Terry) Foxx and Kimberly Gotches will light up imaginations with stories about what animals do in the frosty environment of winter. Children and adults will enjoy activities and stories about hibernation, migration and adaptation.
Foxx is known as an ecologist and storyteller, who uses storytelling in schools, churches and environmental settings. She teaches classes in journaling, plant identification and art techniques to children and adults. Foxx has worked effectively with children and adults. To become a master storyteller, she completed a four-year apprenticeship in storytelling from the School of Sacred Storytelling and traveled to several countries and around the U.S. She has been a presenter at the National Storytelling Network Conference and other venues including Nature Odyssey, PEEC’s summer camp.
Gotches was a youth services librarian from Chicagoland. She has nearly 10 years of experience telling stories to children of all ages at libraries, daycare centers and schools. Before that, she dedicated herself to older adults as a long-term care case manager, leading original storytelling, improvisation and writing workshops. A winner of the Intergeneration 2013 Storytelling Contest, Gotches tells folktales with ageless themes and personal stories that celebrate the powerful benefits of intergenerational relationships. She draws from coursework in creative writing, acting, movement/dance, expressive art therapy and improvisation to offer dynamic stories and inspire interaction with the audience.
This event will take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. It is free to attend, and no registration is required. For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 662-0460.