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New Germany State Park to Celebrate Culture of East Africa

Grantsville, Md. (July 25, 2012) ─ The chief park manager of Rubondo Island National Park in Tanzania, Africa, Steria Ndaga, will be speaking about the culture and traditions of East Africa starting at 7:30 p.m. on August 4 at New Germany State Park.

“Steria has a wealth of knowledge and such interesting stories and insight to share ─ guests are in for a treat,” said Ranger Crystal McCann of New Germany State Park. “She is extremely talented, and we have been very fortunate to have been able to work with her this summer.”

Ndaga is currently employed as a seasonal naturalist at New Germany while she works toward her degree in wildlife biology at Frostburg State University. She will discuss Tanzanian culture and traditions, and how they relate to the area’s conservation practices. The presentation will also include an opportunity to sample traditional African food.

The presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the New Germany Lake House, and admission is free. More information is available by calling 301-895-5453 or emailing park-new-germany@dnr.state.md.us.


   July 25, 2012

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

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