|Migratory Bird Day Events Underway|
Children in Chicago hold a "bird parade" for Migratory Bird Day and Dia de ls Ninos (Day of the Child).
Migratory Bird Day events are well underway. The 2011 theme of engaging new participants in birdwatching, Go WILD! Go Birding, has also brought in new Migratory Bird Day host sites. Many thanks and welcome to just a few of these new partners:
- Bureau of Land Management, Grants, NM
- Brookfield Bird City, Brookfield, WI
- White Mountain National Forest, Gorham, NH
- Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Las Vegas, Nevada
- El Valor, Chicago, IL
- USFS International Programs, Chicago, IL
- Peggy Notebaert Nature Center, Chicago, ILOregon State Parks
- Viles Arboretum, Augusta, ME
Are you offering a new event? Please let us know by writing firstname.lastname@example.org. Was your organization hit by the recession? Please contact us, so that we can help you with IMBD materials.
Don't forget to visit the website for activites, flyers, and ideas for your event!
Go WILD! Go Birding!
|America's Best Idea Grant Awarded|
|Environment for the Americas and Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve have been awarded a second grant from the National Park Foundation. Funds will be used to create a bilingual youth coloring book and adult brochure describing the National Park System and the opportunities it provides. The idea for this project is a result of our work in Latino communities living near the Park. The materials we create will help these communities better understand what to expect on a ranger-led program, general park rules, the opportunities to hike in the dunes, and more.|
Because we anticipate that other parks will be interested in having similar outreach materials,these will be designed so that they may be adapted for use by other sites. Please contact us at email@example.com if you're interested.