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Sensing Nature For Families

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Expert nature guides and storytellers will lead young people and their families in activities that engage their senses in natural exploration.

Adults and children will explore the natural environment of Seneca Park, create mementoes that memorialize the experience, and leave with a plan for further nature exploration in Seneca Park and elsewhere.


About Almeta Whitis

Queen Mother Storyteller &Master Teacher

Almeta Whitis is a storyteller, writer, poet, and teaching artist. Her life work encompasses exploring, presenting, teaching and honoring cultural connections between people. She is a published author with her poems featured in Just Poets’ anthology: Le Mot Juste 2012, 2014, 2106, 2017. Two short stories, one excerpted from her magical realism novel, Xeperu: The Dream Carriers are featured in the February 2018 release of A Flash of Dark: Flash Fiction and Poetry Anthology edited by Scott Williams.

Whitis has taught Pre-K to Adult Ed on five continents, including Asst. Professor SUNY Brockport’s Dept. of Theater, and U of R’s Dance Dept. Chair of ALLOFUS Art Workshop, a MAG community outreach initiative.

Angela Cannon-Cruthers

Angela Cannon-Crothers is a lover of toadflax pushing through the cracks of pavement the same as tall pines waving gently in the winds of deeps forests. She holds a M.S. in environmental education and interpretation and undergraduate degrees in ecology and environmental science. When not mentoring children in primitive skills, field journaling, or fairy house building, she can be found tracking bird calls up local waterfall gullies with her dog, or out gathering materials to make whimsical wild baskets and wild teas. With over 30 years of experience in nature-based education, she is the Forest School Coordinator for RMSC’s Cumming Nature Center where she teaches Nature Mentors, children, and the general public, about the natural world. She is also a writer, poet, and artist-want-to-be.

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Free for families. Donations appreciated.

We Welcome All

Our intention is to create an event that is accessible to all people. Reach out to let us know how we can help you participate.

Event Cost

We want this event to be accessible to everyone. This event is free for all families but we appreciate any donation you are able to make when you register.

COVID-19 Safety

This event will be outdoors and the risk of COVID-19 transmission s relatively low. Mask are optional and we expect anyone who has tested positive, or has come in close contact with anyone who has to stay home.


Organized By Rochester Ecology Partners

This event is organized by Rochester Ecology Partners, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping all people find nature where they live, work, and play. Contributions to this mission are always welcome.



June 5
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Rochester Ecology Partners


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