Are YOU hosting an Environmental Education Workshop with BZ? Or are you just looking for some handy information?
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BZ began her work as an “eco-teller” in 1978 when she was asked to develop a new storytelling program for the Stanislaus National Forest in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. One of the first programs of its type in the country, Smith worked with that forest’s Visitor Interpretive Specialist, Gary Hines, to create programs that taught stewardship, environmental awareness and enhanced the experiences of people who visited the Stanislaus National Forest. That program has morphed with new tellers and new USFS leadership, but the commitment to a weekly summer program on “The Stan” continues. From there she was invited to perform for Calaveras Big Trees with her tandem troupe, The Story Tailors. After many years on the “Stan,” BZ and her telling partner Cynthia Restivo were invited to do weekly programs in Yosemite National Park and to perform for Calaveras Big Trees State Park numerous times. In addition, BZ has done training for organizations like the National Association for Interpreters, Education Outside and the San Mateo County Office of Education’s Outdoor Education Program.