WPB GARDEN CLUB TO HEAR ABOUT GREEN SCHOOLS PROGRAM ON JAN. 14
The West Palm Beach Garden Club’s Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, meeting features Lauren Butcher, coordinator of the Green Schools Recognition Program at Florida Atlantic University’s Pine Jog Education Center.
The garden club’s meeting begins at 10 a.m. at the Palm Springs Library, 217 Cypress Lane. It is open to the public at no cost, and light refreshments will be served.
The Green Schools Program, established in 2008, currently serves over 120 public, private and charter schools in Palm Beach and Martin counties that are committed to developing cultures of environmental stewardship and sustainability in classrooms, school grounds and communities.
Butcher has more than 18 years of experience in the education and environmental nonprofit fields, including eight years as education director of the Raptor Trust, an avian rehabilitation center in New Jersey focused on birds of prey. She holds a Master’s Degree from Rutgers University, where she focused on 19th century natural history writing, and is completing a second Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management at FAU.
The West Palm Beach Garden Club is affiliated with the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, its state parent organization, headquartered in Winter Park, as well as with the National Garden Club, headquartered in St. Louis, Mo.
For information about the West Palm Beach Garden Club, or to join, contact President Lynn Jones at (561) 234-9483.