Nature center in Camden offering program on ‘going green’

By From Staff and Wire Reports, Special to the BDN
Posted April 09, 2010, at 9:33 p.m.

The Merryspring Nature Center in Camden will present a program led by Leah Titcomb of the Chewonki Foundation that could help others live greener.

The program, “Going Green: Small Changes for a Big Impact,” will be held on April 20 at noon at the nature center.

Titcomb will talk about how eating local foods and conserving water are among the ways people are acting on their awareness of what they can do for the planet.

Titcomb will use slides and demonstrations to help attendees learn facts, focus on a few big issues, and think about what they can do to start living a little greener.

A set of Chewonki’s three sustainability posters will be provided for each participating teacher.

Titcomb has been working for Chewonki for several years, and most recently has been working as part of its traveling education program.

Merryspring members and all children attend for free, while nonmembers can get in for $5.

There are space limitations, and preregistration is required no later than April 19. To register call 236-2239 or send e-mail to info@merryspring.org.

Ski resorts tackle future

VAIL, Colo. — Ski resorts have planned for years for a drop-off of visits from aging baby boomers, but an industry researcher says the issue is becoming more urgent.

Nate Fristoe of the research firm RRC Associates says older baby boomers, now 55 to 64, started dropping out more rapidly when they turned 54. Now, younger boomers, ages 45 to 54, are approaching that birthday.

Fristoe spoke at an industry conference Wednesday in Vail, sponsored by Resort Technology Partners.

In the last decade, resorts have embraced snowboarding, added terrain parks and boosted summer offerings.

CEO Matthew Drake of Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort in Oregon sees room for more growth. He says snow sports can help improve the nation’s health and get people off the couch.

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