Suzannah Yu participates in a session about activating joy during Hoot Camp 2023 (photo by Glenn Nelson)
Volunteer leaders and staff of Birds Connect Seattle attended our third annual Hoot Camp to learn and acquire perspectives and skills in an effort to make our programs and events more enjoyable, safer, and more inclusive.
The 2023 event was held at the Phinney Neighborhood Center on Oct. 28, 2023, amid wee, sun-splashed trick-or-treaters.
Hoot Camp opened with “Acting with Compassion,” with Rex Hohlbein and Blair Jordan from Facing Homelessness.
Board vice-president Anthony Floyd closed the day with a session about recognizing an opioid overdose and what to do.
Early morning at the Phinney Neighborhood Center (photo by Glenn Nelson).
Rex Hohlbein of Facing Homelessness (photo by Glenn Nelson)
Maggie MacDonald focuses during a session at Hoot Camp (photo by Glenn Nelson)
Ella Denman, deveopment assistant at Birds Connect Seattle (photo by Glenn Nelson)
Nacala Ayele conducts her Joy Actualization workshop (photo by Glenn Nelson)
Erin Dury of Ampersand Community teaching about white supremacy (photo by Glenn Nelson)
Dave Galvin, a former board president at Birds Connect Seattle (photo by Glenn Nelson)
Judith Gordon shares a laugh with Alison Wysong, a fellow Nature Shop volunteer (photo by Glenn Nelson)
Anthony Floyd, the organization’s board vice-president, speaks about responding to an opioid overdose (photo by Glenn Nelson)
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