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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...

2008-09-19 15:00:45

BELFAST - The board of the River School, the city's independent high school, has appointed Louisa Carl as its director. Carl served as lead teacher last year, the school's first year, and worked on fundraising and school contacts with the community. With the departure of Larry Reynolds, the founding director, Carl will take on the role of helping develop the school's curriculum, faculty, financial assets, and other structures, as well as teaching occasional classes in art, literature and...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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