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FCWC Earth Day Webinar

April 22, 2020

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Spotlight on

Sunaya Mueller: Student Journalist

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Please read Sunaya's article below!

FCWC's Earth Day 2020 Student Climate Activist Webinar drew 70 people, mostly students.  The webinar was organized and run by FCWC Student Intern Paul Presendieu, with help from fellow organizers Abe Butler-Baker and Andrew Basta.   Students shared their experiences as environmentalists and climate activists---Check out this News 12 report featuring one of the student presenters, Anusha Vaish:

My name is Sunaya DasGupta Mueller, I am 15 years old, and I am a teen journalist. I live in Rockland County, NY, and am a sophomore at a private high school in New Jersey. I have written as a teen reporter for Ms. Magazine. I have also been a Scholastic Kid Reporter at the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps for four years and written many articles. I have had the opportunity to interview a variety of people, including Malala Yousafzai’s father, Ziauddin Yousafzai about his new book called Let Her Fly. In addition to my journalism, my other hobbies include playing classical guitar, acting in my Shakespeare company, and dancing classical Indian dance Odissi.  

What we are asking you to do

  • Please invite the members of your organization, school, library or club, to participate.

  • Ask them to download the iNaturalist app www.inaturalist.org on their smartphone.

  • Encourage them to make observations with their phone of living things in their backyard from Friday, April 24 through Monday April 27. 

  • To prepare participants who are unfamiliar with iNaturalist, we have included a written tutorial in the attachment that you can share with your members.

  • A video with instructions, made by our team, is available on YouTube. Click here >  

  • For participants who would  like a little more help, there will be a series of half hour online training sessions, on Monday, April 20 at 8 p.m. and Wednesday, April 22 at 5 p.m. To register, email: BedfordiNaturalist@gmail.com,

  • If you have further questions, you are welcome to contact us anytime: BedfordiNaturalist@gmail.com

Note: This is a wonderful outdoor project to do as a family, to get outside and track what is in your area, not just Bedford!

Whatever you collect will go into the global database! Join us as citizen scientists!!

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