It took a bit to decide how to describe this site, because it has several interesting features.
Nature’s Notebook is collecting data on when and where plants and animals are observed throughout the country. You can see where sightings have been made, map where species are found, correlate climate data, and explore the timeline of a species’ presence in your area.
Best of all, you can help!
There are so many ways you could incorporate this into your Troop programming. Use the visualization tool as part of the Plant Science or Zoology badges. Turn a campout or hike into an observation day (Women Scientists?). Organizing a larger observation effort might make for a good Harriet Tubman, Dolley Madison, or Stars and Stripes project. What other ideas do you have?
The wonderful people over at P.R.A.Y. have put together a very useful booklet on the AHG Religious Recognitions program. It is available for download here.
As a reminder, religious recognitions are a very useful part of the Spiritual Development Program Emphasis, it is a requirement of the Dolley Madison Award, and therefore, also of the Stars and Stripes Award.
Stars and Stripes recipient Esther interviews WW II Navy Veteran as part of her video series presented to the Library of Congress. The Stars and Stripes Award is the highest Award in the American Heritage Girls program. More than 100 hours of service and leadership is required to earn this prestigious award.
Be warned — this story may give you goosebumps.
American Heritage Girl with Asperger’s organizes Lake Dallas’ first Veterans Day parade
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Update: Coverage of the event after the parade
Jim Weiss of Greathall Productions has announced this on his Facebook page:
Randy and I leave Tuesday morning for Mason, Ohio, for the American Heritage Girls conference. At the conference, we will offer the new, custom recording below, and we’ll have all the others with us, too. I will also teach how to write and tell stories, and tell a few, myself. We will offer the new recording at the conference.
AFTER THE CONFERENCE, this new recording will be available to purchase EXCLUSIVELY by ordering through AHG. And yes, at the AHG conference, I will happily autograph the cover… The new recording includes brand new stories on Dolley Madison, on Julia Ward Howe (“The Battle Hymn of the Republic”), and on the founding of AHG itself. In addition, there are new, or newly modified, stories about Sacagawea, and about Lewis & Clark (other versions of which appear on our Greathall recording “Gone West”); and on the life of Harriet Tubman (the original version being on our Greathall recording “Women in Blue or Gray”.) These, plus the three new ones, form the AHG recording.
American Heritage Girls is working with colleges and universities to offer scholarships for Stars and Stripes’ recipients (highest honor of AHG girl members). This initiative was first started in Fall 2010 and will continue to be developed each program year. http://ahgonline.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=145787