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 sixth webinar is scheduled for August 13, 2020 at 7 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 20, 2020 at 7 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.
Our eighth webinar is scheduled for September 1, 2020 at 7 p.m. EDT. The topic is "Backpacking the Trails of TMR.”
Sean Johnson, volunteer TMR weekend ranger, co-chair TMR Trail committee will lead a discussion about backpacking the trails of Ten Mile River Scout Camps. Johnson is an Eagle Scout, who has volunteered his time revising the trails and map of the camp. He has done this work with his dog. A Q&A will occur after the presentation. Scouts participating can meet some of the requirements of Backpacking, Camping and Hiking merit badges.
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Our ninth webinar is scheduled for September 15, 2020 at 7 p.m. EDT. The topic is "An Introduction to the Classic Car Hobby"
Classic car collector and restorer Ralph Daddi will lead a discussion on how to commence a classic car hobby. Daddi will discuss what to look for in autos and how to begin your restoration project. Scouts participating could meet some of the requirements for Collections merit badge.