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Presenters Emmy Fabich & Katie Norris

Presenters Names: Emmy Fabich & Katie Norris

Presentation Title: Honeymoon Adventure Traveling in New Zealand

Presentation  Description: New Zealand: an island nation in the South Pacific known for its amazing natural beauty, endless adventure experiences, plant and bird biodiversity, and yes sheep. Emmy and Katie heard the siren call of New Zealand as they were planning their wedding in 2018. Local Dayton explorers, they set a target to have the best untraditional honeymoon ever. Follow them through 4-weeks of traveling the north and south island from Auckland to Christchurch to Queenstown, from glaciers to volcanoes. Hear their stories of sea kayaking in a national park, mountain biking in a timber conservation area, and hiking up Mt. Tongariro, and exploring Patea – the most peaceful place on Earth.

Presenter Biography:Emmy Fabich & Katie Norris are downtown Dayton dwellers who enjoy all things outdoors, whether backpacking, kayaking, doing yoga, or just hiking the local MetroParks. By day, Katie is an Environmental Scientist for the City of Dayton Water Department.

Emmy is an avid bike commuter and mountain biker and board member of the Miami Valley Mountain Bike Association MVMBA. She teaches river kayaking courses and walks their dog, Journey, on the nation’s largest paved trail network.

Katie is a boomerang University of Dayton graduate. She is also a bike commuter, rock climber, and self-proclaimed book worm. Katie is the Treasurer of the McPherson Town Neighborhood Association. She loves talking about river ecology and leads the planning team of the Dayton Children’s Water Festival.