Artist’s Reception for Alice Leese on Tuesday, August 27 from 7:00-8:30 PM. Refreshments will
be served. Alice will have a presentation on her work as Artist in Residence at Fort Union
National Monument, New Mexico. The Fort Union paintings may be viewed at Sibley Nature
Center through September.
What is successful education? Libby Landry, founder of West Texas Homeschool Co-op, an
alternative education business, will be our next Brown Bag Speaker at the Sibley Nature Center
on Thursday, September 19 from noon-1:00 PM. Libby will speak about education alternatives,
including the topics of play, nature, and choice-based learning.
Prior to coming to Midland, Libby was a key staff member for the Village Home Education
Resource Center in Beaverton, Oregon. Before becoming a mom, Libby had a career in
marketing and sales, and business and revenue management in the travel industry. She has
held management and director level positions with Carnival Cruise Lines, InterContinental
Hotels, Hilton, and Holiday Inn. This marriage of work experience and her passion for
revolutionizing the homeschool education experience has proved to be on point with the
success of the West Texas Homeschool Co-op.
Libby is a member of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education, the Alternative Education
Resource Organization, and serves on the Garden Committee at Sibley Nature Center. She is
also the foreman of Glass Ranch north of Midland where she resides with her husband and