People in Kingston often talk about the importance of our cultural or historical assets, and with good reason. Our arts, museums, architecture, historical buildings and such set Kingston apart from many other cities, towns and villages.
But I would have to add two people to the list of what’s important in Kingston: Julie and Steve Noble. I couldn’t imagine what the city would do if they ever left. And if you’re not aware of the programs they have developed for Kingston, check out the Forsyth Nature Center website, here.
These talented, skilled and compassionate environmental educators have developed programming for children and adults that includes: “Warbler Walks;” adult nature walks; “Turtle Talks;” morning and evening kayak tours; full moon hikes; snowshoe hikes; “Mammal Mania;” and children hikes; among other things such as eco-tours and environmental excursions.
In addition, both are active in helping teachers develop environmental education programs for elementary schools. Again, check out the website to get an idea of what is offered.
On a personal note, I’m proud to serve with the Nobles at the Kingston Land Trust. Despite working 60-plus hours each week, the Nobles find the time and energy to work with the land trust. Amazing.
So, join me with some virtual applause for Julie and Steve Noble, whom I’m sure have some great stuff planned for this year.
— Arthur Zaczkiewicz