[audubon-news] FW: AUDUBON & TILBURY HOUSE PUBLISH LATEST WORK FROM PETE SALMANSOHN AND STEPHEN W. KRESS

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> Contact:   Kristy Wright
> 212/979-3027
> kwright@xxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> AUDUBON & TILBURY HOUSE PUBLISH LATEST WORK
> FROM PETE SALMANSOHN AND STEPHEN W. KRESS
> 
> 'Saving Birds: Heroes Around the World' Showcases Environmentalists
> Dedicated to Saving the World's Most Endangered Birds
> 
> New York, NY, December 18, 2002 - There are many kinds of heroes in the
> world. "Saving Birds: Heroes Around the World" by Pete Salmansohn and
> Stephen W. Kress brings to life the stories of a special kind of hero who
> is fighting against the odds to save wild birds and bring them back from
> the brink of extinction. 
> 
> This new multicolored and multicultural children's book, written by the
> team of authors that wrote 
> "Project Puffin" and "Giving Back to the Earth," focuses on the
> experiences and efforts of grownups and children, scientists and
> volunteers, working to save birds in very different corners for the world.
> Sometimes, political and economic factors stand in the way of helping
> these birds, and at other times the challenges are more physical: scaling
> treacherous cliffs or braving rough seas to do the work that needs to be
> done. But, as Salmansohn and Kress show us more about each bird and its
> problems, we see how their heroes use their imaginations to "think outside
> the box," coming up with unconventional and unusual methods that work.
> 
> Color photographs collected from around the world illustrate these six
> stories, and resource information at the back of the book allows readers
> to contact participating organizations for more information about their
> work. The six stories encourage volunteerism and activism, in and out of
> the classroom.  Teachers will find that "Giving Back to the Earth," the
> teacher's guide developed for "Project Puffin," is an excellent teaching
> resource for "Saving Birds" as well.
> 
> Authors Pete Salmansohn and Steve Kress are known for thinking "outside
> the box," too.  In 1973 Steve Kress came up with a new method for
> re-establishing seabird colonies, an experience that successfully brought
> puffins back to Maine.  The techniques he developed are now being used to
> help birds all over the world.  Steve still spends each summer working
> with seabird colonies on Maine's offshore islands, and is Audubon's vice
> president for bird conservation and director of Audubon's Seabird
> Restoration Program.  Pete Salmansohn has been working with Steve on
> Project Puffin since 1980 and is an educator for Audubon.  Thousands of
> children have learned about birds and the environment in his workshops in
> schools, camps and nature centers, and he has led many thousands on boat
> trips to see puffins off the coast of Maine.  Pete was named Maine's
> Environmental Educator of the Year in 1998, and in 2001, he received a
> Visionary Award from the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment.
> 
> "Project Puffin: How we Brought Puffins Back to Egg Rock" was name a
> "Notable Book for Children" by Smithsonian, an "Outstanding Science Trade
> Book for Children" by the Children's Book Council and National Association
> of Science Teachers, and received an "Honor Book" award from Skipping
> Stones.
> 
> Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the
> habitat that supports them.  Our national network of community-based
> nature centers and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and
> advocacy on behalf of areas sustaining important bird populations, engage
> millions of people of all ages and backgrounds in positive conservation
> experiences.
> 
> #   #   #
> 
> 
> 
> ---------------------------------
> Kristy A. Wright
> Media Representative
> 
> National Audubon Society
> 700 Broadway
> New York, NY 10003
> 212.979.3027
> www.audubon.org
> 

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