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In the 7 days ending Oct 17:

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Saturday Oct 17 #


Here is a video of the school committee meeting at which I spoke; topic was outdoor learning; I made a few points about the difficulty in getting contracts, reaching remote learners, and having the right outdoor gear for kids.

I start speaking around 1:00:48. I guess this is what democracy looks like. Going to meetings... saying your piece... It's not just having a good idea and putting it on your website, unfortunately. I find it challenging to pick up the phone, go to the meetings, etc. I should have done a lot more of this over the years.

Other cool things in the meeting, with respect to us: the assistant superintendent Dr. Turk mentions orienteering when she talks near the beginning of the meeting, and other attendees echoed and reflected each other's points in a nice way.

I have anxiety about a number of things, not the least of which is: what am I getting everyone into? Will I let people down? How do I pass the torch?

On the positive side, we are starting to get nibbles from some new potential staff members and interns, including a couple young American elite orienteers, and a couple women with experience doing outdoor adventure program delivery. Depending on how covid fucks with our ability to gather kids outdoors, we might have a rocking spring.

Friday Oct 16 #


Hi. Well, it looks like we'll get to work with Lexington Public Schools, hopefully, as well as Lexington Parks & Rec.

I attended a very interesting meeting of a Cambridge Public Schools subcommittee on curriculum. It was about outdoor learning. Very interesting. I spoke. A couple of times now recently I've spoken at public meetings, and it's been a good thing. But I feel like I only hear about these meetings kind of at the last minute.

Here's the video for the kids at Belmont Day School. A rush job but hopefully it does the trick, to introduce them to what we're going to be doing!

Wednesday Oct 14 #

Running 5:00 [2]

Back from Central Square where our EV is charging.

Things are hard with NG again. Some of the kids went back to in-person learning this week. Many staff have been reassigned to cover classes because they are really short-staffed. So the people we were working with to get orienteering going can't talk to us now bc they have other hopefully temporary roles.
And our financial clock is running...

Sunday Oct 11 #

Hiking 1:00:00 [2]

Nickerson State Park with Keegan, Brad, Dave, Ann Marie

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