Giving is scientifically proven to make you feel good!
June 1, 2022
** Last Call for Birdathon Donations!
Photo: Camilla Cerea
From ASNV President Tom Blackburn:
To celebrate summer, I invite you to donate to a Birdathon team ([link removed]) if you haven’t already. Giving is scientifically proven to make you feel good! You can make a gift in honor of a family member or friend, or to honor the trees, birds and wildlife that give you joy. This year, we had 12 fantastic teams birding their hearts out and raising funds. Let’s celebrate their efforts! We even had a last minute team sign up, A Drake and Two Chicks ([link removed]) , which includes our former Program Manager, Laura McDonald, who worked at ASNV for 12 years and continues her involvement as a volunteer. We will be accepting Birdathon donations until Friday, June 3rd, and the winners of Birdathon’s “most species identified” and “most funds raised” will be announced at our Audubon Afternoon (featuring owls!) ([link removed]) on June 5, 2022 at 3:00 PM.
Last year we were very fortunate to raise over $11,000. We are close to beating that, and I believe we can do it! Among other things, the funds we raise allow us to send 1-2 teachers to Hog Island’s “Sharing Nature: An Educator’s Week,” which is a life-changing experience. We cover the teacher’s tuition, room, board and transportation. Each teacher we send comes back to their classrooms and colleagues with practical and effective ways to incorporate environmental education into their curriculums - so they can inspire and educate the next generation of young naturalists, scientists, birders, and stewards. Given all the teachers have gone through in the last two years, it is amazing that they are still willing to go above and beyond for their students - planting pollinator gardens, taking students outside, and challenging them to connect with the natural world around them. Click here ([link removed]) to view the full Birdathon team list.
Examining tide pools at Hog Island. Photo: Kirk Treakle, former ASNV Hog Island Scholarship recipient
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