Reference my earlier post on Death Valley’s superbloom. I thought you’d like to see some of the bloom. The purpose of the film was to document the sky, but about half-way through it starts picking up the desert floor. The video was found through EarthSky News blog.
Proposals for the National Fish and Wildlife Fund (NFWF) Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund’s monarch grant program are due May 2, 2016 by 11:50PM EST.
The Fund focuses on three priority conservation needs related to monarch butterflies:
1) Increasing Habitat along the monarchs’ migration route including best management practices
2) Increasing organizational efforts related to capacity and coordination
3) Increasing native seed and plants availability
Grants may be up to two years in length and will range in size from $50,000 to $250,000. Matching funds of at least 1:1 are required.
A recorded informational webinar was held on April 5th.
The Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame (WCHF) will celebrate its 32nd Induction Ceremony on April 30th by honoring one citizen advocate and one public servant – both have left indelible marks on the Wisconsin environment.
Citizen advocate Noel Cutright is known for his conservation initiatives promoting the research and science related to ornithology.
Public servant LeRoy Lintereur is known for his role in protecting the resources, wildlife and wetlands of northeastern Wisconsin.
The public is invited to participate in the recognition ceremony at 10AM on April 30, 2016, at Sentry Theater, which is located at Sentry Insurance Headquarters, 1800 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, Wisconsin. A 9 a.m. coffee will precede the program. Directions.
A luncheon at noon at the High Court Restaurant in the Sentry World Sports Building concludes the day’s activities. Luncheon reservations can be made by calling 715-346-4992. Cost is $25 per person.
The Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame is a non-for-profit organization composed of 23 Wisconsin conservation-related voting organizations and many individual affiliate members. It was established to encourage the growth and practice of a conservation ethic as a legacy for the people of the State. Inductees into the WCHF have significantly contributed to conservation programs, projects, public understanding and conservation ethics within the State of Wisconsin and the nation. Their are currently 88 inductees.
The WCHF Gallery displaying walnut plaques of all inductee likenesses is located at the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitors Center at 2419 North Point Drive in Stevens Point. Printed copies of their life stories are available at the Gallery or on the WCHF website.
For more information about this year’s celebration and induction, contact WCHF President Joe Passineau or by phone at 715-677-4047.
This year’s Environmental Education (EE) Week runs April 17-23, 2016. Hosted by the National Environmental Education Foundation each year around Earth Day, EE Week inspires environmental learning and stewardship. So, if you’re looking for materials to use with students, displays or other presentations in preparation for Earth Day, I thought you might like to check out this information about EE grants, contests and other resources. EE resources are available FREE to anyone who is offering or supporting environmental education: “raising awareness, building knowledge and/or motivating others of any age to learn more about, and care for, the planet.”
Materials are primarily targeted at K-12 students, but in the past I have found the resources to be beneficial for everyone.
This year’s focus is on concepts of math. The toolkit includes lesson plans, activity ideas and informational resources for you to use anytime, not just for EE Week or Earth Day celebrations. These materials are all free through the NEEF Greening STEM Learning Center.