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North American Butterfly Association Seeks Student Chapters

NABA, the largest single organization dedicated to the study and enjoyment of wild butterflies, is announcing the opportunity for butterfly enthusiasts at colleges and universities to establish Student Chapters. Institutions of higher learning foster environmental stewardship in the next generation, enhance butterfly research and work to engage communities on and off-campus. By partnering with students and their faculty sponsors, NABA intends to extend the reach of its mission and interface with today’s (and future) natural resources leaders.

Student Chapters will be integral to increasing butterfly counts across the continent, hosting field trips and inviting guest speakers to campuses across Canada, Mexico and the United States. These activities will highlight the conservation needs of butterflies in the face of intensified land use and other population threats. Creating and maintaining quality pollinator habitat will be an important undertaking for the new Student Chapters. NABA’s immense 30-year data set for butterfly populations will serve as unprecedented material to be analyzed through student projects.

Student Chapter meetings will be open to the public to improve the collaborative nature of gatherings. Membership benefits include access to NABA publications: American Butterflies & Butterfly Gardener. Students will be exposed to networking opportunities which will result in on-the-job training in butterfly identification, study design, survey techniques, data management and learning host plants necessary to complete butterfly life cycles.

Those interested in forming a Student Chapter should contact NABA’s Chapter Liaison, Laura Bianco at bianco@naba.org to receive sample bylaws and other information. The North American Butterfly Association (NABA) is a 501 c(3) non-profit entity headquartered in Morristown, NJ. The organization’s largest project is the National Butterfly Center in Mission, TX. Through an active Chapter system and engaged membership, NABA works locally to promote on-the-ground conservation work and institutes policy initiatives to further its mission. For more information visit http://www.naba.org. Connect with us on social media @NABAButterfly.

 

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Supporting NABA

By donating to the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) today, you are doing your part to protect butterflies and other pollinators locally and across the continent.

When you make a donation to NABA, you are:

Demonstrating to others the important role that butterfly enthusiasts play in the conservation of wildlife, helping to sustain species and preserve biodiversity=

Informing, educating and implementing activities that explain that wildlife viewing is playing an increasingly important role in natural resources stewardship and land management.

Working directly with our network of chapters and individuals to fund, design, and carryout international and local initiatives for enhancement and education that introduce more people to the wonders of Butterflying and nature observation.

Helping to encourage people for the first time to view butterflies as wildlife and essential components of the ecosystems upon which we depend.

To learn even more about NABA, please visit our social media outlets to get updates about activities and see how your generous gift helps us preserve butterfly populations for future generations.

Yours in Conservation,

North American Butterfly Association

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