Nagano JALT:

The 17th Annual Suwako Charity Walk

Date: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006 Time: 8:10 AM - 2:00 PM

Speaker: Hirokazu Takahashi

The 17th Lake Suwa Charity Walk is a great opportunity to discover the environmental issues about Lake Suwa. The starting time is at 8.10 am with an introductory talk at 8.15 to explain the day's schedule. After this we have the choice of walking in two directions halfway around the lake (appr. 8 km.) accompanied by Shinshu University researchers who will explain environmental issues in easy terms. We all meet up at Shimohama Kumin Center (across from Kamaguchi Suimon, the water lock) at 11.30. A special forum starts at 12.00 in which we can enjoy an environmental talk by Shinshu University graduate student Hirokazu Takahashi. A quiz game in both English and Japanese follows this talk, and a prize will be given to the winner. This year's musical entertainment will be provided by Oliver Carter and Mark Brierly. The forum itself closes at 1.30 after which we catch the swan boat back to Suwa at 2.00 pm.

Please bring your own lunch and pencils for the quiz.

Donations are welcome (to go to Suwa Kankyo Machizukuri Kondankai - a local Suwa-based environmental group).

This is a family-friendly day so bring the kids!

Organization: Nagano Chapter (formerly the Shinshu Chapter) of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Nagano JALT)

Cost: free

Venue: Meet at the Katakura Fureai Nagisa (the outside auditorium next to Lake Suwa)

Location: Suwa City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan


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