Carnegie Museum of Natural History Adopt-a-Bird-Band Program Receives Grant

Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Adopt-A-Bird-Band program has received a $20,000 matching gift from a major regional foundation that makes grants in areas including education and the environment. Laurel Foundation, which since 1951 has supported programs that foster individual responsibility and long-term benefits for participants and the community, issued its matching grant to the museum’s Adopt-A-Bird-Band program. The Adopt-A-Bird-Band program launched quietly in May 2011 when Powdermill Nature Reserve, the museum’s environmental research center, celebrated the 50th anniversary of its bird migration programs. The museum must raise at least $20,000 from individuals through this program before June 3, 2012, for Laurel Foundation to provide a matching gift of $20,000. The Adopt-A-Bird-Band program will launch fully this fall in time for the holiday gift giving season.

Those interested in adopting may visit the Adopt-A-Bird-Band Web site at http://www.carnegiemnh.org/adopt to browse available birds and program benefits.

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