The Climate READY (Resilience Education & Action for Dedicated Youth) Ambassadors from Florida Atlantic University’s Pine Jog Environmental Education Center will be the guest speakers at the Palm Beach Pack & Paddle Club’s meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 13 at the Okeeheelee Nature Center in Okeeheelee Park.
The ambassadors are teams of high school students who have been learning about climate change and what they can do to help their communities become more resilient to environmental challenges.
In the final semester of the innovative three-semester program, students speak at outreach events in the community. Learn more about the program at www.pinejog.fau.edu/student-programs/climate-ready.php.
Visitors to the Pack & Paddle Club’s meeting on Monday, June 13 can arrive for socializing starting at 6:30 p.m.
The Palm Beach Pack & Paddle Club, founded in 1975, plans several events each month for exploring and appreciating nature. Trips last a day, a weekend, a week or longer. They are local, within Florida and long-distance. Activities include kayaking and canoeing, backpacking, hiking and biking, snorkeling, car camping, and wilderness or river camping.
In addition, club meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at the Okeeheelee Nature Center in Okeeheelee Park, with guest speakers on nature-related subjects and other topics of interest. To learn more, visit www.meetup.com/palm-beach-pack-paddle.
The Okeeheelee Nature Center is part of Okeeheelee Park. The nature center features 2.5 miles of trails winding through 90 acres of pine flatwoods and wetlands. Highlights include hands-on exhibits, animal encounters and a nature-related gift shop. For more information, call (561) 233-1400.