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Ariella started her career at Sanborn when she was twelve. After five years of camper and five years of Sanborn staff experience, she continued her work with kids in the high school classroom. Ariella and her family returned to Sanborn in 2001 to take on the Program Director role and to discover her inner IT and marketing guru. She lists mountain golf, Gymkhana, climbing mountains and making Pad Thai in the backcountry as some of her favorite activities at camp. Ariella received a B.A. in English from Colorado College and is a certified secondary English educator and WEMT
Sorry for the delay in responding to you! Leave No Trace is just getting going with this site :) Looks like you have a lot of fun things going on in your neck of the woods. Sounds like you might be interested in getting involved with the e-Tour or Traveling Trainers. If they aren't scheduled in your area at the time of your event you can submit a request for their attendance!
I just stumbled across your page while gathering some information for an upcoming C&NN publication. Did you go to Sanborn in the summer of 1987? Wasn't I your counselor?! I'm thinking this might be one of those crazy small world moments!
Thank you for visiting my page! I will definitely look at the events you are hosting in Florissant. I have not traversed your way -yet! This would be a great opportunity to expand my family's nature exploration in Colorado.
Please, give me a few days to peruse through the links you have provided, and I'll get back to you on possible event(s) we would be able to attend.
I love your idea of future sharing opportunities, using our respective blogs! Maybe we could start by letting you host one day on my blog about an upcoming event or campaign you would like to promote. Let's definitely look into our options.
Hi Ariella. No apology needed. We are all getting used to this new way of communicating and sharing. At 67, my challenges are considerable. The biggest challenge is picking which section of C&NN Connect to post something. Here is my thought process, for what it is worth. For subjects and content of interest to all members of C&NN Connect (including all Groups), I would post a blog. To me, a blog is sharing thoughts, ideas, suggestions, challenges, and points of view that a person has about a content area, without necessarily needing a response from others, but welcoming it if someone wants to. A discussion is that same content area but the person who posts it wants to generate a discussion.
If the content area is related to one of the 30 or so Groups that have been established, you can post your thoughts either on the Comment Wall of that Group or in the discussion area which is just above the Comment Wall. The Discussion area in the Group sites will keep the integrity of the subject within one thread line, while the Comment Wall is a pot pourri of subjects not necessarily related.
If you just want to alert folks to an event, that should go just on the Event site, with the appropriate details. By posting on the Event site, it will also go on the Main page as well. This is true also for blogs, discussions, and Group postings. Hope all this is helpful. Keep sharing. John
Hi Ariella. First, don't worry. It's fine to send individual messages to people. It just happens to be a feature of the forum that all the activity shows up on the front page. I feel the same way when I see a bunch of messages from me to others all in a row. It's no big deal. There's not one "right" way to let others know about an event.
I would suggest that you post in the Events section, which you did, because people look there and I find events to publicize by looking there. You could also broadcast a message to the entire NING network by doing so as your status -- this is the 140-character little window that is at the top of your own page with an "update" button. Anything you post there will live on the Main page of the forum for a while. If you're in a group, such as Natural Teachers Network, you can post a message to the whole group that lives on the group's Comment Wall. (And those who have requested e-mail notification of their comments will receive that.)
Having just learned that there are so many members in Colorado, a CO group makes a great deal of sense to help you all network and let each other know about events and resources. Once the CO group is up, you can post things to the Comment Wall of that group, or start discussions. You can even e-mail a whole group, but I don't think that's done as much as commenting, and it's done sparingly.
So you see that I do recommend posting in multiple community places. In doing so, you don't really need the individual e-mails unless you really want to reach out to certain people. I think it's great that you posted on the Facebook page, too. If you need help setting up a CO group, let me know. Thanks for your work and your openness to suggestions, and for being such a valuable part of the community.
Hi Ariella and John. These are great suggestions, especially about starting a Colorado group! I highly encourage you to do so. I also appreciate your work at Sanborn Camps, and am glad that you posted your Family Fun Day in our Event section, where more people will see it. Thanks again, Ariella, for all the work you are doing to help children experience and appreciate nature. Thanks, as well, John, for your good ideas and helpful stewardship of the forum.
Hi Ariella and welcome to C&NN Connect and the Natural Teachers Network. I appreciate your enthusiasm to announce your activities in Colorado, and especially your passion for connecting children with nature. Might I suggest that in the future you make one announcement for everyone instead of individual announcements for members in Colorado because of the way the Ning site operates. Another suggestion is that, since there are so many participants from Colorado, a separate Colorado Group site be created so you can reach those folks who are specifically interested in your announcements regarding gatherings in Colorado. Thank you for your energy and commitment to children and the wonderful work you are doing at Sanborn Camps. John
Hi Ariella from Sanborn Camps! Great to put a face with a name! Welcome to C&NN. I so honor camps (could be from my own rich camp experience?) and am super glad you're here -- it's unique that you're a consistent, almost life-long camp participant. I look forward to your participation in our discussions, groups, blogs, pictures, etc. and to learning more about you and the camps. See you soon.