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New opportunity for young naturalists

Hello all,

(First off, please forgive me if it's inappropriate to post this here; although this is a totally non-commercial project, I understand if you'd rather not have folks promoting their own stuff in any way!)

I'm writing to let you know of a new resource and opportunity that might be of interest to science educators. The Pigeon is a new blog focused on natural history within the eastern temperate forest ecoregion. It features a mix of profiles of interesting species and places, seasonal updates on natural phenomena, reviews of the latest science, quizzes, and more. The ultimate goal is to grow it into a hub for naturalists across our region, with an aim of incorporating an authoritative resource directory, interactive seasonal calendars, and even locally customized digital field guides.

Another of The Pigeon's most passionate missions is to give our young naturalists a platform for sharing their thoughts and observations. To that end, I'm writing to ask if any of you might like to encourage your students to become contributors. What I envision in the long run is a collection of sub-blogs under The Pigeon's umbrella, with the best content from these "field reporters" being featured on the site's main page. But with the site just now getting off the ground, it's the ideal time for an aspiring writer to establish himself or herself on a growing platform. I'm completely flexible on how this would work in practice, and would be glad to work with any of you to better integrate this into your curricula. 

If this is of interest to anyone, please feel free to email me at

Thanks so much, and keep up the good work! 

Matt Smith

Matt Smith
Matt Smith
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Thanks, I checked it out and found some interesting things like the bugs that aren't really bugs.

Pamela Dupre
Pam Dupre
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