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Dear E-Corps friends and family,

Please be sure to visit the newly redesigned E-Corps.org website 
and our new Kids Nature News site WildNatureNews.org

WiNN events & workshops are available - check the calendar for details.Want WiNN details? Want a WiNN visit? Or If your group or organization would like to partner in the WiNN initiative please email Karan@e-corps.org.

We hope you give yourself time using your connection to nature to renew, replenish, and restore.
 

Wishing you time outdoors,
 Karan

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What bird is that?

This look seems to be “Bittern Disapproval”   American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus ) seen on 2/11/2016 @Mattamuskeet Wildlife Refuge. It was one of the few sunny days with temperatures around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. […]
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Where to camp in NC for Best Sky view.

via Our State Magazine written by JASON FRYE It would take you all day to drive from North Carolina’s mountains to the sea, a journey of 503 miles under skies of Carolina blue and through high peaks and Foothills, Piedmont and Coastal Plain before finally reaching the shore. And if you drove the coast—only 300 … Continue reading
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REI celebrates NC Parks!

REI Community Night: Celebrating NC State Parks Centennial Friday, April 22, 2016  6:30 PM  –  8:30 PM Charlotte REI  Group size: 40  – Register for this free program here Instructor: Park Rangers Course overview Join REI Charlotte for a members only community night event celebrating our North Carolina State Parks Centennial! Park rangers from Crowders … Continue reading
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Last chance to register for 4/16 NCDEQ Air Quality Workshop in CHARLOTTE

Only a few seats left for the April 16 – 9 – 4:00 NCDEQ Air Quality Workshop for Educators NC Environmental Education Criteria I & CEUs  Register online by 4/14/2016: https://e-corps.org/air-quality/  Offerings are on Queens University of Charlotte Campus and include: Fantastic free curriculum resources Gourmet brunch meal on campus Information on the NC Environmental Education … Continue reading
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Take your Monarch IQ

  Monarch Butterfly IQ via NWF Source: Take your Monarch IQFiled under: Enviro Edu & Conservation
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Take your Monarch IQ

  Monarch Butterfly IQ via NWF
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Wednesday’s lunar eclipse

Are you getting up pre-dawn tomorrow to see the Lunar Eclipse? Get details on EarthSky.org via USA TodaysFiled under: Enviro Edu & Conservation
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Tell us how you are wild about nature!

What is the place in nature you are wild about?
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Migration Weather related Stalls

Journey North Migration Weather Update This Week’s Outlook So will March Migration Madness continue this week? Probably not. If you look at the weather map, there is another cold front […]
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Wall of Birds – 270 species

See the amazing Wall of Birds mural REFLECTING NATURE: CREATING THE WALL OF BIRDS It takes a big painting to do justice to the phenomenal history and diversity of birds. It also takes an artistic process that is as much about the science as it is about the aesthetics. Get a behind-the-scenes view of how … Continue reading
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Join the world for EARTH HOUR 3/19/16

Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet, and is organised by WWF. Engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities … Continue reading
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What box jellyfish have EYES?

You must read Inside the Eye: Nature’s Most Exquisite Creation — National Geographic Magazine this is so fascinating about EYEs. DAN-ERIC NILSSON, LUND UNIVERSITY, SWEDEN via – National Geographic Magazine This box jellyfish (Tripedalia cystophora) is only about half an inch across, yet it possesses 24 eyes, housed in four rhopalia. Four of the six eyes in … Continue reading
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NCDEQ Air Quality Workshop 1/23/2016

K-12 Air Quality Education Teacher Workshop Keith Bamberger, & Jonathan Navarro of NCDEQ (fromerly NCDENR) and Tara Onufrak with  Charlotte Air Awareness will present this workshop with a goal to familiarize  teachers  with the properties of air, what air pollution is, how each of us contributes to air pollution, and K-12 air quality education activities currently available. Workshop … Continue reading
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Mattamuskeet Wild Life Refuge

Everyone should visit the refuges of North Carolina. Why? Because T.Swan says and over 200,000 of my fans and fellow birds winter there. Even if you are not a birder just […]
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AIR Quality Workshop – registration closes 1/18/2016

K-12 Air Quality Education Teacher Workshop Keith Bamberger, & Jonathan Navarro of NCDEQ (fromerly NCDENR) and Tara Onufrak with  Charlotte Air Awareness will present this workshop with a goal to familiarize  teachers  with the properties of air, what air pollution is, how each of us contributes to air pollution, and K-12 air quality education activities currently available. Workshop … Continue reading
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