Ten Mile River Scout Museum Webinar Series
The Ten Mile River Museum is organizing a series of free webinars featuring expert guest speakers on topics including the history of the Ten Mile River Scout Camps, the Upper Delaware River Valley region, and related subjects.
Participants will able to submit questions to the guest speaker and engage in a chat on the topic. The webinars are hosted by Museum Chairman Michael Drillinger.
All webinars will be about 60 minutes long.
Our second webinar is scheduled for July 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EDT. The topic is the “HOW THE TEN MILE RIVER GOT ITS NAME” A discussion of the rafting and lumbering industry in the Upper Delaware River Valley.
Glenn Pontier, co-director, TMR museum, chair, Town of Highland Representative, former director, Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum will lead the discussion. TMR Museum Chairman Michael Drillinger will moderate. A Q&A will occur at the conclusion.
Our fifth webinar is scheduled for August 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EDT. The topic is “Improv.” Attendees should be able to participate in an improv scene. Scouts participating should be able to meet some of the Theater merit badge requirements.
Kenn Adams, author of “How to improvise a full-length play,” artistic director of Synergy Theater, Walnut Creek, Calif. TMR Museum Chairman Michael Drillinger will moderate. A Q&A will occur at the conclusion.
Our fourth webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EDT. The topic is “Knotweed, a Tough Love.”
A discussion about Knotweed species management options for containment and how we can use it for our benefit. The program at Skinner’s Falls will be discussed. Jessica Newbern, biologist, National Parks Service Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River will lead the talk. Museum Chairman Michael Drilinger will moderate. A question and answer session will be held after the discussion.
Preregistration is required:
Our third webinar is scheduled for Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EDT. The topic is “How to begin your patch trading hobby.”
Dr. Gene Berman, DDS, founder of the TMR Scout Camp Museum and well-known patch collector will lead a discussion explaining how to create a Scout patch collection. Museum Chairman Michael Drillinger will moderate. A Q&A will occur at the conclusion.
Our sixth webinar is scheduled for August 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EDT. The topic is “A discussion about bats in the Upper Delaware River Valley.”
Erica Spiess, Biological Science Technician and Natural Resource Ranger, NPS, at the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, will lead a discussion about the bats in the residence of the river and how NPS studies them. Parts of the talk can help scouts meet the requirements for the Mammal Study merit badge. Museum Chairman Michael Drillinger will moderate. A Q&A session will occur at the conclusion.
Our seventh webinar is scheduled for August 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EDT. The topic is "Uncovering unconscious bias.”
This talk will help you uncover your unconscious biases. You will come to understand the unconscious influences that are limiting the scope of your decision making. You will learn and practice techniques designed to reduce bias and help you make better choices. Scouts can use lessons learned for the recently introduced Diversity & Inclusion Merit Badge. It will be conducted by Lorne Epstein, ODKM graduate student. He has twenty-four years as an HR professional. His book, You’re Hired! Interview Skills to Get the Job, has been downloaded over a half-million times worldwide. Every week, he hosts The Lorne Epstein Show, where national experts share insights about the workplace. Museum Chairman Michael Drillinger will moderate. A Q&A will occur at its conclusion.