SPRING 2024 PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Class Times: 9:30am - 10:30am
Location: 105 E Main St. Visalia, CA 93291
MARCH 2, 2024 - THE PLASTIC CRISIS
MARCH 9, 2024 - ENGINEERING IS COOL
MARCH 16 - WATER IN THE VALLEY
MARCH 23 - POSITIVELY POLLINATORS
APRIL 6 - WHY ARE COWS COOL?
APRIL 13 - AIR POLLUTION AND IT'S HEALTH IMPACTS
APRIL 20 - FAITH AND SCIENCE
APRIL 27 - SENIOR PROJECT
MAY 4 - IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
MAY 11 - SERVICE PROJECT DAY @ KAWEAH OAKS PRESERVE
Advisors will award 1 scholarship winner!
Spring Registration Deadline: February 23, 2024
What is Eagle's NEST?
Engaging, inspiring and empowering all to be stewards and protectors of our Eath's environment and natural resources.
President & CEO
Todd Slinde is the President and CEO of Eagle’s NEST US, a faith based non-profit organization based out of Visalia CA, which provides critical education leading to better environmental integrity and conservation. Todd has given classes, lectures and seminars from the Bakersfield to the Sacramento areas to diverse groups such as churches, service groups, businesses, universities, high schools, elementary schools. Eagle’s NEST US was awarded Best of 2023, Visalia for Environmental Leadership. Additionally, Todd currently serves in the role of Horticulture Curator of Fresno Chaffee Zoo, where he oversees the plant science and the Horticulture Staff. A graduate in Plant Science from California State University, Fresno, Todd has had a distinguished 40 year award winning career in Nursery Management, Horticulture and Sustainability. Todd founded Eagle’s NEST US in 2013 and resides in Tulare with his wife Charlotte. He and is an avid outdoorsman, hiker, gardener and reader.
Lonnie Miller is a retired science educator from Visalia Unified School District. In his 35 year high school career he taught Biology, Chemistry, Physics, AP Biology and AP Environmental Science.
A graduate of Humboldt University (now Cal Poly Humboldt) in Forestry Management with an emphasis in Engineering he worked for the Forest Service before switching to a career in education. He also has a Master’s in Educational Technology from Fresno Pacific University.
Founder & CEO, Hartman Engineering
Craig Hartman is the Principal Engineer of Hartman Engineering and Hartman Construction, both based in Visalia, CA, which provides services mainly to the Agricultural Industry and performs work within 14 states within the United States. Most of the services are related to helping agriculture become more sustainable through turning waste into renewable energy and renewable fertilizers, automation, water reuse, and water reduction strategies. He graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2004 and went to work for QK for 3 years before co-founding 4 Creeks with 3 others. Seven years ago he started his own business focused on Sustaining Resources Naturally. Amongst 50 or more active projects, his proudest is serving as the owner's engineer for Cal Poly SLO since 2018, when they hired him to look into the feasibility of his senior project and now oversees the engineering and construction. He is also the managing partner of Lake Bottom Eatery, Brewery, and Distillery which he enjoys being around in his downtime. He resides in Visalia with his wife Chelsea.