FORT MYERS, Fla. ( April 23 , 2014)
The Academy of Lifelong Learning welcomes Kristie Anders, Education Director for the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, for “The Life and Time of Jay Norwood Darling—aka “Ding” Darling” on Monday, May 12 in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands in Shell Point Retirement Community from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Anders will share her knowledge of local lore as she takes a closer look at the life of Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling, a noted editorial cartoonist who chronicled the crossing of the Atlantic by Lindbergh, the fallen sons of World War I and World War II, and the creation of the League of Nations. Over his lifetime, about 10% of his editorial cartoons were about the environment. He received two Pulitzer prizes, and some of his biggest contributions to the country were conservation-oriented. Of course, we know him best for the national wildlife refuge right down the road on Sanibel that bears his name.
“Kristie always delights with her unique combination of scholarship, humor, and understanding of our local environment,” said Teri Kolath, manager of the Academy of Lifelong Learning.
This class is free, but space is limited and registration is required by calling (239) 489-8472.