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ANCA Summit Brochure, Great Smoky Mountains, The Mountains are calling!

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  • 2Dave Catlin, president National Audubon Society, MO

    Ken Voorhis, V.P./professional services Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, TN

    Dede Long, V.P./developmentRetired from Briar Bush Nature Center, GA

    Cynthia Harrell, secretaryCrows Neck Environmental Education Center, MS

    Patty Weisse, treasurer Baltimore Woods Nature Center, NY

    Jim Berry Roger Tory Peterson Institute, NY

    Holly Dill Environmental Learning Center, FL

    ANCA Board of Directors

    ANCA StaffJen Levy, executive director Ann Rilling, marketing and communications director

    Welcome from the Executive Director of ANCA

    On behalf of the ANCA board of directors and staff, I invite you to join us at ANCA Summit XVII, the Great Smokies Summit, to be held at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont (Tremont) in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Why come to the Summit? The ANCA Summit is considered one of the best professional development opportuni-ties for nature and environmental learning center directors and senior staff, and this year will be no exception. You will meet other nature center professionals from throughout North America, you will discuss ways other centers are tackling the challenges of the economy, you will learn about new program ideas, and you will leave with great ideas and resources to take back to your center. You will also have fun, relax, and connect with you peers in a setting that will feel like home.

    Tremont co-hosted the ANCA Summit in 1998, and we are delighted they have decided to be our hosts again! Summit organizers have put together a fantastic lineup of programs, field trips, entertain-ment, and opportunities for sharing so please join us at the Great Smokies Summit in August! For more information about ANCA, visit our website at www.natctr.org. See you in August!

    Jen Levy, executive director, Association of Nature Center Administrators

    Victor Elderton North Vancouver Outdoor School, Cananda

    Keanna Leonard Rowe Sanctuary & Audubon Center, NE

    Francis Velazquez York County Parks, Nixon Park, PA

    Pat Welch Retired from Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, FL Brian Winslow Asbury Woods Nature Center, PA

    Thank you to our 2011 Summit XVII Sponsors!

  • 3Executive CommitteeEdward Pershing, president Cathy Ackermann, vice president Jon Lawler, treasurer Sandy Martin, secretary Dick Ray, past president Directors Jack Burgin Bill CobbleJim HaslamChristopher JacksonRick JohnsonMaribel KoellaRobin TurnerJamie Woodson EmeritusPat AtkinsKati Blalock Patrick Roddy

    Tremont StaffCaleb Carlton, teacher/naturalist Dawn Dextraze, teacher/naturalistMary Silver, teacher/naturalist Mary Dresser, program specialist Tiffany Beachy, citizen science coordinatorJennie McGuigan, school programs coordinator Jeremy Lloyd, special programs coordinatorJohn DiDiego, education directorAngie Harris, cook Linda Hatcher, cook David McNeill, cook Emma Willison, cook Mechelle Crowe, cook Steve Foster, food service directorPhillip Johnson, assistant grounds and facilities managerSam Crowe, grounds and facilities managerGary Carpenter, salesLinda Vananda, salesHeather Davis, marketing communications specialistSandi Byrd, development/ public relations Julie Brown, registrar/ assistant office manager Mike Gross, finance manager Charlene Stewart, human resources/ office managerKen Voorhis, executive director

    Tremont Board of Directors

    Weclome to Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

    ANCAs Summit XVII will be hosted in the heart of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. On behalf of the staff of Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont I want to invite you to join us and other nature and environmental center leaders for five days of sharing best practices, ideas, and strategies related to meeting the challenges that we all are facing.

    When an organization is stressed, are there any times more critical for those in leadership to go to the well, so to speak, to seek the wisdom and experience of others and contribute to the discussion about how to manage during difficult times? With that question in mind we prepared for a powerful range of workshops and facilitated sessions focused on meeting todays center directors needs. We are thrilled at the level of expertise, experience, and depth of thought reflected in the workshops and sessions that will be offered.

    Weve watched the ingredients combine wonderfully to create an invaluable stew of experience, networking, and con-tent that we trust can provide the renewal, motivation, and new perspectives that ANCA Summits have become known for. In addition, we developed as many ways as we can to immerse participants in the rich tradition of story and song that speak of the relationship between people, nature, and the land in the southern Appalachians. We look forward to welcoming and hosting each of you in the spirit of southern hospitality that is also a longstanding tradition of these mountains and its people.

    The mountains are calling! We hope you will answer and be involved as part of Summit XVII.Ken Voorhis, executive director, Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont

  • 4Saturday - August 206:30 am Meet for Birding in Cades Cove8:00 am - 1:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open9:00 am - 10:30 am Facilitated Sessions IV10:45 am - 12:15 pm Facilitated Sessions V12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch 1:15 pm - 4:45 pm Facilitated Sessions - Open Space5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Closing Circle5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Social & Dinner7:15 pm - 9:00 pm Music & Dancing with Trufflehounds Get into the Smoky Mountain Spirit(s) (page 16)9:00 pm - ???? Songs & Sharing Around the Campfire

    Friday - August 198:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration Open8:00 am - 6:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open9:00 am - 10:30 am Facilitated Sessions I10:45 am - 12:15 pm Facilitated Sessions II12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm Trends in the Profession 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Group Photo3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Ice Cream Social sponsored by Living Color Enterprises 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Facilitated Session III5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Social 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner7:15 pm - 9:00 pm Live Auction9:00 pm - ???? Songs & Sharing Around the Campfire

    Thursday - August 188:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration & Exhibit Hall Open8:30 am Welcome to Summit XVII9:00 am - 12:00 pm Morning Workshops Leadership Skills for New Directors The Critical Peripherals: Integrating Environmental Socialization Strategies into the Workings of Nature Centers Combat Confusion and Motivate Employees by Understanding Personality Types Nature-Based PreschoolIs it Right for Your Center?

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Afternoon Workshops Fundraising 101: Step by Step Strategies for Financial Sustainability

    Building a Learning Organization: What are the Steps for Developing a System for Continual Programmatic Improvement and Capturing your Successes? Starlight Star Bright: Making the Most of Talented Staff!

    Nature Centers and Their Educational Philosophy Shifting Our Thinking

    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Optional Activities: Hike to Waterfall Stories from the Past in Walker Valley Cemetery Relaxing by/in the River Citizen Science (see page 14 for more info)

    5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Social6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm ANCA Nature Center Leadership Award8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Wisdom of the Mountains Stories with Elizabeth Rose (page 16)9:00 pm - ???? Songs & Sharing Around the Campfire

    Wednesday - August 178:00 am - 8:00 pm Registration Open (See activities on page 14)5:00 pm Reception6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner7:15 pm - 9:00 pm Opening Remarks, Brag Night

    Schedule At A Glance

    Cell phones do not get reception on the Tremont campus

    Wireless internet access is available at Tremonts dining hall and activity center.

    If someone needs to reach you during the summit in case of an emergency, call 865-448-6709. After business hours, please leave a message.

    PLEASENOTE:

    New DirectorsWorkshop Tracks: Human ResourcesResearch Program

    Sunday - August 21 Field Trips Old-growth Hike High Country Exploration Cherokee! Ijams Nature Center Smokies Cultural History Citizen Science in the Field (See pages 17 & 18 for more info)

    http://www.gsmit.org/anca2011.html

  • 5 Cell phones do not get reception on the Tremont campus

    Wireless internet access is available at Tremonts dining hall and activity center.

    If someone needs to reach you during the summit in case of an emergency, call 865-448-6709. After business hours, please leave a message.

    2011 ANCA Summit Registration Information

    http://www.gsmit.org/anca2011.html

    Registration for Tremont PackageLodging space available at Tremont will be reserved on a first-come-first-served basis. Tremont lodging includes all sessions, programs, and meals from dinner on the day of arrival through breakfast on the day of departure. There is an additional charge for post-summit field trips. Non-member registration includes a one-year individual ANCA membership.

    Full Package - Tremont Lodge (Wed. - Sat.)* Full Package - Tremont Tent Village (Wed. - Sat.)*Partial Package (Fri. and Sat.) - Tremont LodgePartial Package (Fri. and Sat.) - Tremont Tent Village

    ANCA Member**$552 per person$526 per person$531 per person$506 per person

    ANCA Non-Member**$622 per person$596 per person$601 per person$576 per person

    Registration for Summit OnlyThis package includes all sessions, programs, lunches, and dinners. The rates do not include lodging or breakfast at Tremont. Please refer to page 7 for lodging recommendations and booking information.

    Full Package - commuter (Wed. - Sat.)Partial Package - c