Arts, sciences and humanities build healthier, more livable, vital communities. They are essential to a strong education system. They contribute enormously to our economy.
Inquiry speaks with noted children’s book author MELISSA STEWART about her latest book A PLACE FOR BIRDS, a companion volume to her A PLACE FOR BUTTERFLIES. Ms Stewart specializes in writing books about the natural sciences for young readers. In A PLACE FOR BIRDS, Melissa describes how children and adults have helped a number of endangered species survive. Tonight Melissa Stewart talks about how the Westover Air Reserve Base put aside a large parcel of grasslands so the diminutive Grasshopper Sparrow could breed. In Florida, school children helped save the breeding habitat for the local Florida Scrub Jay. While in Hawaii, local residents are controlling the introduced pig population to save the stunning Crested Honeycreeper. In each case there was something simple people could do to create a “place for birds.”