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2010-05-25 08:12:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With summer recess for schools just around the corner, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is announcing a series of upcoming Project WILD professional development opportunities for educators and Scout and youth group leaders this summer throughout the state. Project WILD is an award-winning, international, hands-on conservation education program. Started nearly 25 years ago, Project WILD focuses on wildlife and the environment and how...

2010-05-21 12:00:00

CORINTH, Miss., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate more than 25 years in Corinth, Miss., Kimberly-Clark Mill Manager R. Martin Massey presented a $42,000 check to the Corinth High School Environmental Club today in sponsorship of the school's "Green Way" project. The "Green Way" is an ambitious, multi-pronged environmental stewardship project developed by the Corinth High School's Environmental Club and Honors Diploma students. It will "green" school grounds and create outdoor...

2010-05-18 11:59:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ninety-five schools, universities, non-profit groups and conservation districts will receive more than $382,000 in Environmental Education grants for projects that will educate Pennsylvanians about important issues such as renewable energy, water conservation, air quality and climate change, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger said today. "It's important that we make environmental education a life-long learning...

2010-04-22 10:04:00

CHICAGO, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- This spring Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana is partnering with the WNBA's Chicago Sky and Motorola to give girls an even greater voice on issues that significantly impact the environment. On April 22, (Earth Day), the Girl Scouts Forever Green Community Action Project will kick-off with a series of social media campaigns, public service announcements and media outreach to encourage the community to take action to protect the...

2010-04-12 09:30:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) today announced support for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' new Nature Research Center, currently under construction in Raleigh, through a $250,000 Environmental Grant from the Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation. The grant was given to Dr. Betsy Bennett, Director of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, during a special check presentation ceremony today at the museum by Piedmont...

2010-04-08 05:18:00

ORLANDO, Fla., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Central Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America is celebrating 100 years of Scouting with the "Scouting for Change" coin drive. The Scouting for Change service project was conceptualized by the Central Florida Council's leadership as a way to join the national celebration of Scouting by raising funds to help build schools in Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi is widely considered the birthplace of Scouting, where founder Lord Robert Baden-Powell envisioned...

2010-03-25 09:03:00

WASHINGTON, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Reps. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) yesterday introduced bipartisan legislation that establishes a national taskforce that would develop voluntary guidelines and other measures to promote positive images of girls and women. The bill, the Healthy Media for Youth Act (H.R. 4925), which was developed in collaboration with the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), would support media literacy programs, promote research on...

2010-03-09 07:41:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission today announced a series of upcoming professional development opportunities offered as part of the agency's Project WILD program. Classroom teachers, early childhood teachers, informal educators, homeschooler leaders and Scout and youth group leaders are welcome to participate in these workshops. Project WILD is an award-winning, international, hands-on conservation education program. It focuses on...

2010-02-09 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The North Face today announced that PlanetExplore, a new online resource for outdoor recreational activities, is now available in the New York region. Created by The North Face, PlanetExplore is an online community of national and regional organizations, helping people of all ages find local outdoor recreational activities. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100209/NE51524LOGO ) The New York launch of PlanetExplore comes on the heels of The...

2010-01-19 09:56:00

DETROIT, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Cass Community Social Services (Cass) will further its commitment to the Detroit community and the environment on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 9:00 am when it opens the doors to its Green Gym. The Green Gym is the nation's first workout facility created specifically for homeless men, women and children. The grand opening of the Green Gym will mark a revolutionary step by Cass to improve its carbon footprint, reduce its energy costs and improve the...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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