June 2010

June 20 is American Eagle Day

No, it’s not a day to go out and buy as much crap as you can from American Eagle; it’s a day to celebrate our majestic national bird and its incredible beauty. Established in 2007, American Eagle Day was created to honor the recovery and restoration of the American bald eagle through many different conservation programs. It also celebrates the ideals for which the bird stands, such as freedom.

Volunteer with NestWatch

While looking for appropriate volunteer activities for preschoolers, I happily stumbled up on this super cool organization. NestWatch is a project of Cornell University, the National Science Foundation, and the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center that engages citizens in monitoring bird nests. As the site proclaims, “Anyone can monitor nests—it’s a rewarding way to spend time outdoors and participate in science.”