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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Beginnings: A Young Birder Tells Us How She Got Started

By on Monday, December 19th, 2011 - 8 Comments

All through our lives we draw inspiration from our elders, but there comes a point when we can turn around and start drawing inspiration from the young people coming up behind us. At a recent meeting of the Ohio Young … Continue reading

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Arts and Nature Workshop youth scholarships: apply by Dec 31

By on Friday, December 16th, 2011 - No Comments

The Cornell Lab’s Celebrate Urban Birds project will host an Arts and Nature Workshop in Ithaca, New York on February 1–2, 2012. We’re awarding a limited number of travel scholarships to attend. The workshop will be bilingual (English and Spanish), … Continue reading

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New book Science on Ice offers penguins and more [video]

By on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 - No Comments

In addition to our suggestions for 12 gifts that give back, there’s a gorgeous new book on the shelves called Science on Ice, by Chris Linder. It’s the story of four scientific expeditions to the polar regions—and the video above … Continue reading

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12 Ideas for Birdy Gifts That Give Back, From $2

By on Monday, December 12th, 2011 - 2 Comments

As you’re making your lists and checking them twice, consider holiday gifts that give twice—thoughtful gifts that are fun to receive and also help birds by supporting conservation, research, and education here at the Cornell Lab. We’ve put together a varied … Continue reading

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Teachers and students in Mexico and the U.S. connect over birds

By on Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 - 4 Comments

If a half-ounce songbird can visit eastern North America’s woods and Mexico’s tropical forests in a single year, why shouldn’t the students who study them—at least virtually? The Cornell Lab’s director of education, Nancy Trautmann, just returned from a visit … Continue reading

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