Monthly Archives: April 2012

EELS on Radio New Zealand!

Kudos to Lois Williams’ recent reporting on the critical state of New Zealand’s longfin eel. Please give her story your ears for a few minutes and thanks to Mike Joy for contacting her: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/2517210/eels-destined-for-extinction

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Jaguar Crosses University of Arizona Campus

This past Saturday was a gorgeous late-spring day in the Old Pueblo.  A fine day for Arizona State Museum’s “Culture Craft Saturday” that ran in conjunction with the U of A’s “Teacher Day”.  Thanks to Lisa Falk, Education Director at … Continue reading

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Something Fishy at Nelson’s Provincial Museum

Thanks to Debbie-Daniell Smith J (Arts and Heritage Adviser) and Jo Martin (Environmental Education Adviser) and many others Velvet was able to return to Nelson for display at the elegant, informative, and ever-changing Nelson Provincial Museum.  This was personally exciting for me, … Continue reading

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Our Cat at Patagonia’s Earth Fest!

Patagonia community members say “for bringing the Jaguar Tapestry to its home range in Patagonia!” Thanks to Yosef Funke and Carolyn Shafer there are a couple photos from the day as the big cat wrapped all the way around the … Continue reading

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VELVET IS OVER 100 METRES!

Talk about a taniwha!  Thanks to D.O.C.-Te papa Atawhai Ranger, Trudi Ngawhare, Tairawhiti Enviroschools with DOC in Gisborne, and lots of school children we have surpassed our ultimate goal of a 100 metre long tuna!!! Tairawhiti Enviroschools with Department of … Continue reading

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From Patagonia to Patagonia…..

Last week some Patagonia, AZ first and second graders pondered how the current range of  the jaguar is from Patagonia the country, near the tip of South America, all the way up to their small community of Patagonia, Arizona!  These … Continue reading

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Return to the Wild West Coast!

Kim McPherson, the energetic and super-busy manager of Hokitika’s National Kiwi Centre, loving mom, and dear friend, took the time to drive the now super-long Velvet back to the schools she and I visited together exactly one year ago when … Continue reading

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