John Burroughs Association Receives 2024 Brandwein Medal

The Paul F-Brandwein Institute presents the 2024 Brandwein Medal to the John Burroughs Association at their Literary Awards Celebration and Luncheon on April 1, 2024 at the Yale Club in New York City. The event honors the best in nature writing. The Medal is awarded in recognition of the Association’s work to elevate the relevance of the writings and perspective … Read More

James Edward Mills to deliver 2024 Brandwein Lecture

James Edward Mills, Joy Trip Project founder, journalist and National Geographic Explorer will keynote the Nature Everywhere Conference on Thursday, May 29 in Madison, Wisconsin. Mills, author of the acclaimed book, “The Adventure Gap,” is an outdoor educator, storyteller, freelance writer and media producer with decades of experience in outdoor recreation and environmental conservation. He will share his expertise and … Read More

“In a Brandwein Minute” Video Series Now Online

“In a Brandwein Minute,” is a series of minute-long video explorations into the natural world led by interpretive naturalist Sara Mayes. These vignettes are designed to spur additional investigations and provide inspiration through images of the wonders of nature. Most of the videos were taken at the Brandwein Nature Learning Preserve, but their subject matter can be found in backyards and … Read More

Free Software for Young Birders

Any young birder in pre-K, grade school, middle school or high school can download the new version 7.7 of Thayer’s Birds of North America at NO COST. This amazing software, for Windows or Mac computers, features the 1007 birds that have been seen in the continental U.S. and Canada. The software includes over 6,600 color photos, 1,500 songs and calls, … Read More