WPB Garden Club To Hear About Green Schools Jan. 14

The West Palm Beach Garden Club’s meeting on Monday, Jan. 14 will feature Lauren Butcher, coordinator of the Green Schools Recognition Program at Florida Atlantic University’s Pine Jog Education Center.

The club’s meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at the Palm Springs Library, located at 217 Cypress Lane. It is open to the public at no cost, and light refreshments will be served.

The Green Schools Recognition Program, established in 2008, currently serves more than 120 public, private and charter schools in Palm Beach and Martin counties that are committed to developing cultures of environmental stewardship and sustainability in classrooms, school grounds and communities.

Butcher has more than 18 years of experience in the education and environmental nonprofit fields, including eight years as education director of the Raptor Trust, an avian rehabilitation center in New Jersey focused on birds of prey. She holds a master’s degree from Rutgers University, where she focused on 19th century natural history writing, and she is completing a second master’s degree in nonprofit management at FAU.

The West Palm Beach Garden Club is affiliated with the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, its state parent organization, headquartered in Winter Park, as well as with the National Garden Club, headquartered in St. Louis, Mo.

For more information about the West Palm Beach Garden Club, or to join, call President Lynn Jones at (561) 234-9483.