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WHAT'S NEW WITH GEAS?
The 5th annual New Roots Program is hereNew Roots is a two-week GEAS program for middle-school aged refugee and immigrant youth, offering daily field trips filled with hands-on, STEAM learning. Follow New Roots on Facebook to keep up with their stories, adventures, and conservation action. You can also learn more about the program here.
New Benefit Option for Members: Birds of North America Online
For just $8 per year, you can take your bird education to the next level with access to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Birds of North America Online (regularly priced $42 per year). This is the most comprehensive reference for the life histories of over 760 bird species that breed in the U.S. and Canada. You can purchase this optional membership benefit by logging into our Membership Portal. If you are already a member and don’t have a login account yet, contact us to get started at firstname.lastname@example.org. Not a member yet? Join today!
Join our Coffee Club to purchase Bird-Friendly Coffee!
GEAS has started a wholesale Coffee Club through Birds and Beans, a Smithsonian Certified brand. Learn why this certification matters, and order this high-quality, sustainably produced coffee today!
Save the date for our Annual Picnic!
Tuesday, June 26th, 5:00 pm to sunset at Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park (Sweet Gum picnic shelter). Bring a dish or beverage to share and connect with fellow members at our annual picnic! We'll celebrate the year of achievements our chapter has made together and install our recently elected Board Members. Please note that this event takes the place of our June monthly meeting and program.
Native Plant Network: News & Opportunities
GEAS is a key partner of the The Treasure Valley Native Plant Network, which works together to collect, germinate, propagate, and create banks of seedlings for planting in restoration sites around the Treasure Valley. This April, Sean Finn represented GEAS and the Network and repotted 1000 native plants with Lowell Scott Middle School students! There are many ways to get involved, including hosting native plants through mid-September. The plants will come in 2 ft square racks, will need partial sun, and require watering 1-3 times per week. For more info contact Sea Finn: email@example.com
Hulls Gulch Bird Walk Report, April 15th
Thank you to the more than 50 people that joined us to explore our local birds at Hulls Gulch on April 15th. We saw 20 species, including 5 raptors - Great-horned owls, American kestrels, Red-tailed hawks, Sharp-shinned hawk, and a Northern Harrier! Our eBird checklist is linked below. If you would like the list shared with you, please send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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