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2011-08-15 09:11:00

A Model for Conservation Education Since 1936 NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the nation's greatest environmental education success stories will be celebrated August 20 as Audubon's Hog Island Camp marks 75 years of connecting people with nature. Since 1936, some of the world's most respected naturalists have inspired campers of all ages to learn about and protect birds and the environment. Roger Tory Peterson, was among the first teachers at the 335 acre...

2011-07-20 08:22:00

NEW ORLEANS, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- If New Orleans isn't exactly top of mind when it comes to places for great family vacations, it's time to think again! To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/51082-audubon-zoo-aquarium-parakeet-vacation-family-new-orleans (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110720/MM35805) There is so much fun for families in the Big Easy, and some of these activities are new this summer....

2011-06-06 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York program of the National Audubon Society has received a Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) conservation grant to build a stronger link between bird conservation and forest management along the Atlantic Flyway. "This SFI grant will help us develop a communications and outreach program for foresters, forest landowners and SFI-certified mills in New York State, and transfer our knowledge...

2011-05-20 09:22:00

The National Audubon Society Announces 2011 Rachel Carson Award Winners May 23; NBC's Anne Thompson to Emcee NEW YORK, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Audubon Society will honor Sigourney Weaver and Maya Lin with the Rachel Carson Award at the organization's eighth annual Women in Conservation Luncheon at The Plaza in New York on May 23. The prestigious award, launched in 2004, recognizes visionary women whose dedication, talent and energy have advanced the...

2011-05-19 14:42:00

NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Audubon is saddened to learn of the death of longtime Audubon leader Edward H. Harte. Inspired by a birding trip to Corpus Christi, the avid conservationist joined Audubon's board in 1964 and served for a total of 13 years, including five years as chair, over the next three decades. In 2002 he was awarded Audubon's highest honor, the Audubon Medal, in recognition of his conservation vision and leadership. His son Christopher has also served...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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