Celebrated the amazing University of Minnesota Olseth scholars this afternoon. These students are inspiring, creative, and innovative. Confident they will all leave a positive impact on the world.
WWF National Council Advisory meetings always include a nature based field trip. Today we toured the Anacostia Watershed, once one of the most polluted rivers in the USA. Following years of clean up, birds, deer, otters and freshwater mussels have returned. Keep our rivers clean.
On behalf of the Advocates for Human Rights Director Cheryl Olseth presented an oral statement to the United Nations Committee on the status of Women on the impact of extractive industries on women and children. The theme of this years meeting is how Climate Change impacts women.
Celebrating Will Steger and Nicole Rom. These two had a vision to build awareness of the existential threat of climate change. Fifteen years later Climate Generation has educated thousands of teachers, youth and citizens on the perils of the fast changing climate. #climategeneration #climatechange #climatecrisis
We are delighted to support numerous Multonomah County Library outreach programs. Today Laura Fay a longtime library employee gave us a tour of the beautifully renovated and reopened Albina library, Portland, Oregon.
Albina was built by Andrew Carnegie in 1912. It is the oldest public building still in use in the county.
WWF National Council central region had a fabulous meeting in Chicago. Meeting theme, the importance of retaining the Amazon biome.
We were treated to a behind the scenes “field trip” to the world renown Natural History Museum.
Check out the Coelacanth - a fish presumed to have gone extinct millions of years ago, but discovered by an amateur ichthyologist in 1938. The enthusiasm of the museums scientists and anthropologists was infectious.
Spent the morning with the amazing staff of the University of Minnesota Raptor center. They care for approximately 1000 injured raptors each year. In addition birds such as Lutsen, an immature bald eagle, Maxine a 20 year old eagle and Lois the great horned owl visit classrooms throughout Minnesota. They are educating kids on the impacts of habitat loss and importance of raptors to healthy eco-system. Thanks to all staff, volunteers and supporters for ensuring strong populations of all raptors. #raptorcenter #uofmraptorcenter
Proud to support Audua and Michael Pugh as they launched Rusty and the Crew, a children’s book highlighting the importance of recycling. Available from OffTheBlueCouch.org. #recycle #recycling #recycleplastic
A day late, but didn’t want to miss recognizing the regal Bengal tiger.
Bengal tigers can reach 13 feet in length and 660 pounds. They are generally solitary animals, often requiring large contiguous areas of habitat. Their historical range has been severely reduced primarily due to habitat loss and human population growth. A global goal to double the world tiger population by 2022 is shaping up to succeed. The success is attributed to formal protections against poaching and habitat destruction.
Photo taken during a March 2019 trip to Nepal and Northern India.