Community Bulletin Board – August 16, 2009

If you have news, event or classified listings that you want to share with the NBN community, send your info to me for posting on the community board, to get the word out to everyone! Submissions can be sent to sanderling [at] symbiotic [dot] ca, with the subject line “NBN Bulletin Board”. Don’t forget to include your blog’s name and URL. The weekly board will be posted every Sunday.

Community Participation

Tania of ArtPlantae Today invites NBN members to participate in a survey on botanical educational practices. Educators and teachers who either specialize in plants or include botany in their programs are encouraged to take part in this survey which will help in developing a curriculum development tool for this branch of biology/nature. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of The Pronouncing Dictionary of Plant Names (Reg. $6.95) – details at the end of the survey. For more background and the survey itself, visit the Herbarium at ArtPlantae Today.

Web Events

International Vulture Awareness Day 2009 is hosting a blog festival on September 5. IVAD09 invites you to blog about vultures. Write, film, draw or photograph Old or New World vultures and share your post with the world, then share your link via Mr. Linky here. The IVAD09 blog festival will start on September 4 at 19:00 UTC/GMT/Zulu time.

Contests and Promotions

Amber of Birder’s Lounge also reminds members that her photo ID challenge and Do Something! (Good) campaign are always ongoing. Some great causes benefit from both of these, so swing by and participate, if you haven’t already!