Rising star of the birding world. 18-year-old Benny Yoder stole the show today at the Shreve Spring Migration Sensation. Yoder bicycled 6,000 miles in 12 counties in a very productive year of birding. On some days he covered a couple hundred miles and, on occasion, peddled through sub-zero temparatures. ...
FOLLOWUP: Council of Ohio Audubon Chapters (COAC) March 4, 2018, Workshop hosted by Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland. Posted by Carly Zeis, Audubon Miami Valley, Student Liaison and President, Birders of Miami University at Miami University: A short video of presenter Betsey Merkel, from the COAC meeting this past Sunday. Several presentations, including my own, were done; Each had their own powerful messages that will hopefully inspire change. For mine, the brief idea of it is below...
Ohio's natural resources and wildlife depend on us to fight for their protection. In the world of today, we need to be more active, more open, more enthusiastic, and more intense about conservation then we ever have before.
This sort of effort can only be possible through community engagement and empowerment; Especially of our younger generations. It is imperative we not only inspire our youth and young adults to be conservationists but also foster in them the tools and skills to lead us all into the future.
Our youth and young adults need to be allowed to have autonomy and ownership of our environmental issues; In doing so, they will be far more engaged in finding solutions.
Even simple things, such as planting a native plant garden and volunteering at the local wildlife center, can have such a positive impact.
If we treasure Ohio, we must embrace this change and allow our future leaders to bloom.
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