New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 24, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
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Back to nature
Wyoming school teaches students about environment
try to influence political action. It was established so people could study the natural environment of one of the richest ecological systems in the world.
It is not an elitist camp for rich kids. The offsprings of Wyoming oil field workers. Eastern city dwellers and Midwest farmers fill its student ranks.
Top enrollment is limited to 25 per course. There’s a teacher for every five students. The longest session is a six-week coed field study program conducted for teen-agers every summer. The shortest is a series of 24-day outings open to all Jackson, Wyo., fifth graders in the fall. Fifteen adult seminars, taught by visiting experts, are held every summer. Only 16 people are accepted for each session.
But the Teton Science School has no desire to grow.
“This is an environmental education center inside a national park,” says Patricia Billig. the program director who holds a
bachelor’s degree in zoology, and master’s degrees in public health
“The main reason people come here is to get in touch with nature, learn about animals and plants and their place in the cycle of life. Too many students at one time would disrupt that atmosphere.”
The facility has relied mostly on word-of-mouth for publicity, and yet its enrollment applicants double every year. Its best advertisement, says Ms. Billig, comes from former students.
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Staff photos by Sandra Jackson
Friends of Tye Preston Memorial Library in Sattler hosted a reception to mark the library's sixth anniversary last Sunday. E. Harrison Preston, who donated the property as a memorial to his mother, is greeted by Librarian Louise Jernigan, left, and Friends President Nelda Urban.
Canyon Lake Republican Women's Club held its annual membership tea last Wednesday at Scarborough Hall. Church in the Valley. Chris Fordyce pours a cup of spiced tea for Polly Saunders, right.
KELLY, Wyo. (AP)-The little school beside the big mountains doesn’t teach the three Hs. Its mandate is to help people learn what the land was like before there were big cities, or turnpikes, or garbage dumps.
There is no homework at the Teton Science School. Drudgery is out, discovery is in. Many hours are spent looking for mushrooms, listening to bird calls, learning how to count tree rings, finding the silence of self in the wilderness.
Every year about 1,000 students attend the private, non-profit facility located in the Grand Teton National Park. The pupils range from fifth graders who come for 24-day field studies to amateur biologists in their 70s on museum-sponsored tours. Most pay a modest fee to attend, others are on scholarship. College credit occasionally is awarded for attendance.
Now in its 16th year, the school doesn’t preach dogma, or lobby for or against change, or
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Change of habit needed
By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN
DEAK ABBY: I need some answers fast because I feel like I’m sinking in quicksand.
I’m involved with a married man. We have tried to be truthful from the start. He has never promised to leave his wife, nor has he told me any of the lies most married men tell their mistresses. We live one day at a time. This has been going on for 12 years. His wife has caught us together twice, but she’s never offered to leave him, knowing he sees me daily.
I know he loves me, but I’m no fool. I know he loves her, too. So why doesn’t he leave one of us alone?
I am 31 and would like a man to call my own, but he’s got me under his spell. I know I must sound like a
New Braunfels Christian Academy paid tribute to a volunteer at its annual appreciation dinner last Thursday at the Northcliffe Country Club.
Peggy Morris on behalf of the board of directors presented the Outstanding Service Award to Lois M. Gerhardt, music director at the academy.
A highly qualified and talented volunteer, Gerhardt gives a great deal to enrich the students attending the school, Morris said.
Gerhardt has a bachelor of science degree in music education from Abilene Christian College and takes a part in music related activities throughout the community.
On behalf of the academy students, Gerhardt and Gail Engler, physical education director, were presented with handmade quilts. The students had helped make the quilts.
New Braunfels Christian Academy is a non-profit interdenominational elementary school at 576 Comal St. Preschool through third grade will be offered for the fall semester.
Literary Study Club
The New Braunfels Literary Study Club met last Thursday at the home of Mrs. Mary Curry. Mrs. Christine Brown opened the meeting with business items.
Mrs. Curry then gave a biographical sketch of author Howard Fast. Mrs. Ruth Johnson reviewed Fast’s The Immgrants
and Mrs. Lucille Manning discussed his
I he club then adjourned to lunch at
Earlier in the week, through the courtesy of Mrs. Mary Louise Koch, the club went to San Antonio to see Shakespeare's
Mid Summer Night's Dream and King Lear
Music Study Club
A two-piano program celebrated the 55th anniversary of the New Braunfels Music Study Club, TFMC, NFMC, at the home of Gertrude Fischer.
President Dorothy Johnson welcomed members and guests, followed by Lucy Bartram who reviewed the club's history.
The opening musical number was Prelude, Opus 28. No. 20 by Chopin, played by Lenora Owens and Helen Owens.
Allegro, a two-piano number played by Candyce I.apaglia and Patricia Coffee, was composed by Howard Stafford, the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Carlo Fischer.
Arabesque, No. I by DeBussey and Peer Gynt Suite, No. I, Opus 46 by Grieg was performed by Helen Ownes, Barbara Houde, LaNelle Kearney and Agnes Lehmann.
Kenneth Triesch, baritone, sang “Non e Wer” and “I Have Sung My Songs” accompanied by Gertrude Fischer.
“Liebesfreud” by Kreisler, arr. by Marine Edward Von Ritter and “Gavotte” by Glieck, ed. by Weir was performed by Roma Binford and Gertrude Fischer.
Following the program, refreshments were served by hostesses Dorothy Johnson, Neville S. Porter and Lucy Bartram.
Garden Club Council
Members of the New Braunfels Council of Garden Clubs met last week with District VII Director Mrs. Ruth Jenks of San Antonio to finalize plans for the district spring convention here March 29 and 30.
The theme will be “In Neu Braunfels Sind Die Schonen Blumen” < In New Braunfels are the Pretty Flowers).
The council is expecting approximately 200 to register for the convention. All local garden club members are encouraged to attend.
The New Braunfels Softball Association with the help of volunteers and donors have been improving Comal Park.
Those donating the many trees planted at the park are Schulz Nursery, Locke Nursery, Wayne’s Landscape and Maintenance, Producers’ Co-Op, Preusser Builders, Amelang, Tri-City Electric, General Portland Inc. Wicks Lumber, Kathy Thieleman and New Braunfels Park Department.
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mental case, but I’m really a smart girl. I’m just not strong enough to make the break. Can you help me?
lark beautification Photo by Francas Bridges
Janice Lee with some help from lier son Jack plants one of the 50 trees donated by area businesses and residents to spruce up Comal Park Oak and Arizona Ash were among the types of trees donated to the New Braunfels Softball Association.
DEAK FOOL: You ask, “Why doesn’t he leave one of us alone?” Why should he? He’s been eating the cake and having it, too. And should he ever run out of rake, he’s got two bakeries going for him.
lf you really want a man to eall your own, put as much distance between yourself and this 12-year habit as possible. Make a clean break. Move and leave no forwarding address. I don’t know how far south you are now, but head north until you reach Alaska. Happy hunting, or fishing. Ifs great for both.
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Understanding of science critical need in schools
NEW YORK (AP) - Many children, especially girls and minorities, are closed out of careers in science even before they reach junior high school, a leader in the television education field asserts.
Joan Ganz Cooney, whose Children’s Television Workshop has created teaching shows such as Sesame Street and The Electric Company, declares that “science education continues to be a critical need in America.” She spent two years in obtaining funds for a second set of 32 1 Contact programs, tile science series designed to introduce 8-
to science and
Most of the money came from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education, which contributed $3 million each toward the 40 new half-hour shows scheduled for the fall of 1983. Meanwhile, the original 32 I Contact series has started its sixth rerun on the Public Broadcasting Service.
“Our goal is to catch children even before they encounter much classroom science, and help them understand its relationship to their everyday life,” Ms. Cooney explains.