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Happy Birthday, John Burroughs!

Happy Birthday, John Burroughs!

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Today marks the 176th anniversary of the birth of noted naturalist John Burroughs (1837-1921), a canonical figure in American nature writing, friend of Theodore Roosevelt, and key voice in the early 20th-century nature study and conservation movements. 

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Calling All Naturalists: April 9, 2013

Calling All Naturalists: April 9, 2013

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What does it mean to be a 21st-century American naturalist? On Tuesday, April 9, join moderator Tom Brokaw and panelists Douglas Brinkley, a Roosevelt biographer; Lisa Graumlich, scientist and dean at the University of Washington's College of the Environment; Michael Novacek, senior vice president and provost of science at the Museum; and Rick Ridgeway, vice president for environmental initiatives at Patagonia, for Conservation, Wilderness, and the American Dream, a special event about the close links between American identity and natural heritage, as well as the role today's naturalists can play in conservation.

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