Saturday, September 3, 2011

A Fond Farewell

Dear Reader,

Hello.  I am Chanda, and for two years, I've served as the Naturalist/Educator at the Carolina Children's Garden and Conservation Station at Sandhill.  During my tenure at Sandhill, I've learned a lot, grown a lot, and made many new friends.  It's been a fun and wonderful experience.  Now, it's time for me to pass the torch to someone new.

In May of this year, I accepted a new job as Education Program Coordinator for the Richland County Environmental Planning Division.  The Division provides staff support to the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (which sponsors the Conservation Station) and the Richland County Conservation Commission (which helps to fund the education programs at the Carolina Children's Garden and Conservation Station through separate Community Conservation Grants).  Through those connections, I will still be affiliated with education programming at Sandhill, but on September 6th, 2011, a new Outdoor Educator will take my place to coordinate and present programs at the two sites.

The Carolina Children's Garden e-mail address,, will go to the new Educator, as will the phone number, (803) 459-3212.

To reach me, contact or (803) 576-2084.

In the words of Bilbo Baggins, "This is the end.  I am going now.  I bid you all a very fond farewell.  Goodbye."



  1. You're an amazing woman, Ms. Chanda! We wish you the best and hope we'll still see you at some of the events. We appreciate all you've taught us over the last few years. Congratulations on your new position. They're lucky to have you! (And, I know Tim will be almost as great as you are. :) )

    Wendy & the boys

  2. We wish you all the best with your new adventure! I'm sure we will get the chance to see your smiling face here and there, and as always, we will look forward to it.

    Marsha, Jesse, and Chloe