Update on FELC

FELC’s Camp in a Box to provide nature-related activities for kids

Franciscan Earth Literacy Center is creating a new way to keep kids engaged with nature-related activities this summer. Because FELC’s usual lineup of day camps is questionable this year, the staff is putting together a Camp in a Box program.

The boxes are the brainchild of Environmental Educator Samantha Busack.

“It came about when the state first starting shutting everything down,” she said.

Staff members were faced with the idea of not being able to offer camps at all.

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“Camp in a Box” Option Offered This Summer

The Franciscan Earth Literacy Center has been trying to “think outside of the box” when it comes to keeping kids busy and connected to the outdoors this summer. We are excited to offer something new called “Camp in a Box,” so if you cannot get the kids out to camp this year, try a mini camp in a box!

Deadline to order Box #6 (I Will Survive) is July 29, 2020.

Click on the link below for Scholarship Information, Box Descriptions, Frequently Asked Questions and/or to Purchase a Box http://felctiffin.org/camp-in-a-box/

Day of Giving Supports FELC

13th Annual Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala & Giving Day

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for 7:00pm, August 15th for our virtual event! Visit www.419auctions.com to set up an account and to preview items starting Friday, June 12, 2020. Additional items will be added during June, July and August so keep checking back.  

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Johnston finds her role ‘endlessly interesting’

In its 25th year of operating, the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center has a new director. Mimi Lange Johnston started her new role in early June. “The time has really gone quickly,” she said. “There’s so much to do. There’s so many different aspects to the job, but most of it is fun.” A Tiffin native, Johnston graduated from Calvert High School in 1981, and then studied music at Ashland College.

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FELC celebrating 25th anniversary

The Franciscan Earth Literacy Center on the campus of the Sisters of St. Francis is celebrating its 25th anniversary. In 1994, the center opened in one office with the goal of teaching people to have healthy relationships with nature and educating people about environmental sustainability.

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12th Annual Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala & 25th Anniversary of FELC

Climate Disruption Program

Global Climate Disruption

What Can We Do?
How Do We Know?

Climate change is a very intense topic which finds its way into political, business and social conversations, often with vocal disagreement among participants. This presentation will give background information about the phenomenon and methods which have been used to characterize these changes. The human dimension of the problem will be emphasized. We will then consider solutions to the problem. Participants will be able to share their views using personal response devices and to compare their replies to those of more than 5,000 members of previous audiences.

Dr. Andy Jorgensen
Associate Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
School of Green Chemistry and Engineering
University of Toledo
Senior Fellow, National Council for Science and the Environment
andy.jorgensen@utoledo.edu 419.344.0768

If you missed the program on Global Climate Disruption with Dr. Andy Jorgenson, click on the link below to view the slides from his presentation and another set which has excerpts from a website which provides answers to questions from skeptics.

Link to PowerPoint: “Global Climate Disruption”

Link to PowerPoint: “Answers to Questions from Skeptics”

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