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Naturalist programs a wonderful outreach

February 21, 2013
Estherville Daily News

Estherville Good Samaritan Society residents were in for a special treat Thursday when Emmet County Conservation Board naturalist Jenna Pollock gave an interesting and informative program on animal courtship.

Both intriguing and humorous, the program dealt with various animal courtship rituals and the behaviors animals exhibit in the mating process.

The parallels to human behavior were at times remarkable - just as animals dance, strut, fight, sing, bellow, change colors, send scented love notes and build house, so do humans.

Jenna has been doing a great job in bringing the great outdoors indoors for Good Sam residents in her programs. She offers some wonderful topics that they can think about and share with each other.

This is a great service that Jenna and the Emmet County Conservation Board are providing. There have also been recent programs with both Demoney Elementary and area home-schooled students participating with residents in our local nursing homes as well.

It's programs like these that help develop a sense of community and sharing. Just as young people brighten the lives of residents, residents can share their wisdom and experience.

And everyone benefits as a result.



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