Welcome to our new Summer Blog Series, SFRC Serves. On Tuesdays and Thursdays we are sharing stories of how our students and alumni give back to their communities.
Our second feature is Cayley Buckner. Cayley Buckner works as an Outdoor Guide at the Center for Outdoor Recreation and Education (CORE). She is in her senior year as Natural Resource Conservation and English Undergraduate. Recently, she was awarded as the Outstanding Natural Resource Conservation Student of the Year.
Dual degrees in Natural Resource Conservation (B.S.) and English (B.A.) with a minor in Education.
Cayley has volunteered with the Gainesville Old-time Dance Society (G.O.D.S.) for the past three years. Established in 1986, G.O.D.S. has been teaching a variety of community dances to Gainesville natives, as well as hosting world renowned musicians and callers. As a part of this community she contributes that, “Contra dancing and waltz are held every other week, and I assist with planning dances, preparing the dance hall, facilitating pre-dance workshops, coordinating with G.O.D.S. members, and community outreach.”
This year she is also serving as a board member and has implemented a safety policy and procedures, as well as a three-year plan to integrate more gender-free calling to welcome a greater diversity of dancers.
“All are welcome!” said Cayley, “Social dancing is a ton of fun and is a great way to get out, exercise, and meet other members of the community.” http://godsdance.org/