News / Media 2013

Postal Officials Offering Moth Week Postmark (July 16, 2013)

East Brunswick, NJ — Local postal officials are helping National Moth Week take flight by offering a specially designed pictorial postmark on Saturday, July 20 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at a temporary philatelic station in Butterfly Park at the corner of Winton Road and Rues Lane. The public is encouraged to bring stamped envelopes, postcards, and other collectibles to Butterfly Park on July 20 to receive the Moth Week pictorial postmark (Pictured). National Moth Week, July 20-28, is a global citizen science project started in 2012 and run by the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission.   Read more

2ND Annual National Moth Week, July 20-28, Kicks off in East Brunswick
With Butterfly Park Postal Station, Caterpillar Hunt and Moth Night

(July 3, 2013)

National Moth Week 2013, July 20-28, will kick off in East Brunswick, N.J., where it was founded last year and quickly went global, engaging citizen scientists around the world in observing and documenting moths in their backyards, parks and communities. The Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission (EBEC), which started and runs National Moth Week, will host a caterpillar hunt, moth night and special United States Postal Service event on Saturday, July 20Read more

Special U.S. Postal Cancellation to Commemorate National Moth Week   (June 2013)

A special U.S. Postal Service commemorative cancellation will mark National Moth Week, July 20-28, a global citizen science project started and run by the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission.
A temporary U.S. Postal station will be set up in Butterfly Park at Rues Lane and Winton Road, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, the first day of National Moth Week. Area residents can bring stamped envelopes to be cancelled with the commemorative cancellation.      Read more

Special Tours of the National Insect Collection Slated During National Moth Week at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, (June 2013)

Behind the scenes tours of the National Insect Collection will be offered at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.,July 20-26,during National Moth Week, a global citizen science project that engages moth enthusiasts in observing and documenting moths in their local communities,parks and backyards.      Read more

Citizen Scientists Around the World to Participate in National Moth Week, July 20-28   (June 2013)

Citizen scientists around the world will hang white sheets and lights in backyards, woods and fields July 20 through July 28 for the second annual National Moth Week, a global project begun last year to encourage the public to observe and document one of nature’s most diverse – and under-appreciated – creatures.     Read more

National Moth Week, July 20-28, Engages Citizen Scientists Around the World to Observe and Document Moth Biodiversity (May 2013)

Citizen scientists around the world will be setting up white sheets and lights in backyards, woods and fields July 20 through July 28 for the second annual National Moth Week, a global science project begun last year to encourage the public to observe and document one of nature’s most diverse – and misunderstood– creatures.                 Read More

Sample news release for use by participating organizations and
individuals hosting National Moth Week events

National Moth Week encourages participants and organizers to share their plans with  local news media in order to let people in your community know about your event. You may use the following information as part of your own news release. Click here for more

Help spread the word about National Moth Week in your community. Download the National Moth week flyer (pdf) to hand out or post.  (For Spanish version click here*).

Ayude a difundir información acerca de la Semana Nacional de la Mariposa Nocturna (Polilla) en su comunidad. Descargue la hoja en el siguiente enlace: (pdf) para distribuir al público o desplegar en un tablón de anuncios.*

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Look Who’s talking about National Moth Week

NPR Science Friday (July 2013)

Public News Service (July 2013)

Science Friday blog (July 2013)

PRI – Living On Earth (July 2013)

Carlsbad Current Argus (Julu 2013)

The Jerusalem Post (July 2013)

WGBO 88.3FM (July 2013)

 The Star-Ledger (July 2013)

The Washington Post (July 2013)

Greater Media Newspapers (July 2013)

MyCentralJersey.com

NJ Monthly

Skepchic

Mothing, for the  inner scientist

Citizen Science Center

Belen Mena in Ecuador

Hawai’i Environmental Education Alliance

East Texas Natural History News

Environmental Education in South Carolina DM_regal 3

Network Green

Dakota Naturalist

The Nature Conservancy

Bugwitch BlogPhoto: David Moskowitz

Growing With Science Blog

The Island-Sri Lanka

Pollinator Partnership

Skepchick

The Skeptical Moth

The Nature of IsraelPhoto: David Moskowitz

Birding Dude

What’s that bug?

Cromwell Valley Park (Md.)

Myupperchesapeake.com

Catawba Science Center (NC)

Duke Farms (NJ)Photo: David Moskowitz

Grow it, Eat it (U of Md. Extension)

Garden Club of the Back Bay (Boston)

BugGuide Gathering (AZ)

Environmental Education in Georgia

Albany Pine Bush (NY)

The Ledger (FL)

 

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*Many thanks to Sara J. Dent-Acosta for the Spanish translation of the flyer.

**National Moth Week is a project of the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission (Friends of EBEC), a 501c-3 nonprofit organization. All content and images on this website and materials produced for National Moth Week are the property of the Friends of EBEC and may not be reproduced without written permission from the organization, and are not for commercial use.   © Friends of EBEC/National Moth Week

 

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