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Intro to the Environment: A four-part series with Grace Teigen and Gene Wigglesworth (Photo) - 03/08/19

VANCOUVER, WA - Join lecturers Grace Teigen and Gene Wigglesworth at Columbia Springs for a four-part series on topics about climate change, the environment and what you can do. After the four sessions, you’ll feel comfortable with the basics of how our planet works, its normal cycles and the effects humans have had. You will see examples of challenges and solutions and come away feeling empowered with a clear understanding of what you can do to help.

Classes will incorporate lecture, multi-media and group discussion. Participants are expected to attend all four sessions. Classes will be held March 26, April 9, April 23, and May 7 at 6:30 – 8:30 pm. There is a $10 suggested donation.  Sign up at www.columbiasprings.org/workshops. Classes will be held at SWIFT Classroom at Columbia Springs, 12208 SE Evergreen HWY, Vancouver, WA 98683. There is free parking in the public parking lot.

Gene Wigglesworth has had a lifelong interest in the environment. He graduated Eastern Michigan University with a Major in Geography and Education and a minor in geology.  He earned his Masters in Geography in 1966 and has taught at Weber State College, Wayne Community College and Grosse Pointe Public School.  He developed the curriculum for Earth and Environmental Science while at Grosse Pointe and the first Earth Day Celebration. In 1979, Gene became an independent business man, developing a ten store franchise auto repair chain in Oregon and Washington.

Gene will be joined by his wife, Grace Teigen who studied English and Communications at St. John’s University in New York. Grace also taught school, followed by a career as an insurance executive. Both Grace and Gene also have a long-term interest in the arts.

Their presentations on a changing climate will incorporate their varied interests in science, business and the arts.

Columbia Springs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit park and education center on the Old Evergreen Highway in Vancouver, WA. Its mission is to offer a unique setting and educational experiences that foster greater awareness of the natural world and inspire stewardship.

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