Outdoor Authors at MK Nature Center 

The Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center wants to be your "face to fish connection." While we're not exactly sure what that means, we fully support the MKNC's brave foray into punsville. Another thing we fully support is the center's upcoming Idaho authors book-signing and sale on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 1-4 p.m.

"When we did this event last year, we were just looking to try something new that wasn't necessarily about a critter or an education program," said wildlife educator and volunteer coordinator Cass Meissner. "The funds go to directly to support our education program. The authors share some of their proceeds with the MK Nature Center and, in return, we offer them ... a landing spot for the afternoon."

At the event, authors of travel, wildlife and outdoor books--including A. Scott Earle, Natalie Bartley, Kitty Fleischman, Leon Powers, Rochelle Johnston and Rick Just--will each do a 10- to 15-minute reading.

The center, operated by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, boasts a 4.6- acre site on the Boise River Greenbelt and is visited by 300,000 people a year. If you're an author who'd like to participate, e-mail cass.meissner@idfg.idaho.gov.

Saturday, Feb. 27, 1 p.m., FREE, MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut, 208-334-2225, fishandgame.idaho.gov.

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