As we enter this month of Thankfulness we pause to honor the remarkable efforts of our 2023 STEAM in the PARK Ambassadors. Your unwavering commitment shone brightly, leading us through the multitude of emails, the ongoing stream of text messages, the vibrant WhatsApp discussions, the jumble of Zoom gatherings, and the dynamic exchanges on Facebook, before, during, and after our camps.
Our heartfelt thanks for conducting the orchestration of travel logistics and for cultivating interactions that transformed acquaintances into family. The innumerable hours you devoted to assisting Steve and Dacia have been essential, a quiet yet powerful force driving us onward.
Above all, it is your steadfast devotion to the mission of STEAM in the Park that has laid the groundwork for a future filled with wonder, curiosity, and innovation. Your role transcended mere management; you sparked a sky full of dreams and opened a world brimming with potential for those who aspire and reach for the stars.
Thank you, our cherished 2023 Ambassadors: for exceeding expectations, for imparting inspiration, not just instruction, and for being not merely companions on our journey but its heart. We relive the excitement of exploring caverns with Emily and Carol, our lights illuminating age-old mysteries. The gentle pursuit of salamanders with Deanna and Jenni reminded us of life's delicate splendor. The spirited pursuit of sea turtles with Trent, LeAnn, and Mickey felt like a ballet with the elegant creatures of the ocean as we said goodbye to “Stella”.
We celebrate the achievement of crossing bridges with Michelle, Audra, and Melaney, each stride a symbol of our unity. The discovery of Hawaiian flowers with Karisa, KT, and Amanda made us experience a kaleidoscope of colors. The swamp's secrets, revealed by Solveig, Kristen, and Justine, showed us the hidden beauty.
We cherish the memories of banana slugs with Amy, Kim, and Dorothy, whose shining paths made the woods a natural art studio. The peace found in butterfly gardens with Kristina and Patti, where flutters and flights seemed to suspend time itself. The warmth of family ties strengthened by Pacia and Beth turned fleeting moments into enduring connections.
In the early morning light, we enjoyed sunrises with Rodney and Laurie, each one painting a picture of new beginnings. The treks through rainforests with Karisa, Morgan, and Marge, surrounded by ancient stories. And the peaceful island sunsets with Rodney, Colleen, and Tracy, watching the fiery sky transform into a canvas of stars.
As our Ambassadors, you've been our compass through these explorations, your relentless dedication our cornerstone. Our deepest gratitude goes out to you for all the joy, mentorship, and memories you've given us.