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Life Behind the Scenes Talk with Jim Welch
July 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Jim Welch, former host of the public television series NatureScene, will share stories and experiences of his 20-year adventure in the natural areas of all 50 states and around the world. From close up encounters with bears, bison, elk, moose, and snakes to the quiet observations of birds and butterflies, the program should bring all a more intense appreciation of nature. From the Blue Ridge of the Carolinas to the oldest and deepest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Baikal in Siberia, the adventures should impart a greater appreciation of our natural world and all that is in it. Welch grew up on a farm in northeastern Vermont and spent his childhood in the woods and fields of the rolling green mountains and hills observing and learning of the flora and fauna of the outdoors. He studied broadcasting at UCLA and later the University of Hawaii and became a news reporter and anchor at television stations in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Columbia, S.C., before joining the SCETV Network where he and Rudy Mancke began their worldwide treks in the production of NatureScene. This event is free and open to the public.