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Educate and Celebrate - Scatological Themed Volunteer Recognition Dinner
Midwest Region, September 20, 2017
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Scatological diorama.
Scatological diorama. - Photo Credit: Sara Giles/USFWS.
Artist bracken fungi were used to label specimens.
Artist bracken fungi were used to label specimens. - Photo Credit: Sara Giles/USFWS.
Diorama close-up.
Diorama close-up. - Photo Credit: Sara Giles/USFWS.
Volunteer Ron Annelin making some great scat creations.
Volunteer Ron Annelin making some great scat creations. - Photo Credit: Sara Giles/USFWS.
Edible scat.
Edible scat. - Photo Credit: Sara Giles/USFWS.
Volunteers of the Year Roman and Fannie Schlabach.
Volunteers of the Year Roman and Fannie Schlabach. - Photo Credit: Sara Giles/USFWS.

Seney National Wildlife Refuge celebrated volunteer contributions at the McMillan Town Hall on September 20, 2017 with a scat load of fun.

 

Staff and volunteers gathered to celebrate another successful year with a lighthearted scatological theme to this year’s dinner. Upon arrival volunteers could look over a diorama featuring various fungi, mosses, clubmosses, and an edible arrangement of the droppings of various creatures. Drawing inspiration from the defecation they were encouraged to use candy provided on their tables and their placemats which showed various animal's scat to create their own edible scat. For fans of the puzzle game Sudoku we had scatduko which substituted various animal scat for numbers. Fun was had by all involved.

Volunteer coordinator Jennifer Wycoff used the theme of the 30th Birthday celebration of the oldest known loon in the world, which spends its summer at Seney, to thank the volunteers. She relayed what was going on at the Refuge throughout the life of the loon. This was especially impactful as many of our volunteers have been helping at the Refuge for over a decade. Volunteers Roman and Fannie Schlabach were recognized as the “Volunteers of the Year.”

This year 59 volunteers contributed 5,396 hours to the Refuge. We heartily thank them for their generous contributions.


Contact Info: Sara Giles, (906) 586-9851 x10, Sara_Giles@fws.gov
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