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Forest to Forest: Bicknell’s Thrush

About this exhibition

Museum Exhibition Dates: January 30 – February 21, 2018

Exhibition Locations: Museum of the White Mountains, Main Gallery

Opening Reception: January 30, 5-7pm

A cluster project exhibit designed to increase awareness and conservation action for this bird and its habitat.

The Bicknell’s Thrush, a rare bird that breeds in the White Mountains inspired this multi-year, multiphase international cluster project and interdisciplinary exhibit. This exhibit examines issues like land management, deforestation, New Hampshire tourism, economic development, gender studies, and international environmental, social, and political impact. PSU students have been involved in the project, interacting with key partners, and developing effective conservation advocacy initiatives related to this special bird.

Walk Through the Exhibition

Items included in this exhibit are results from project activities including: 

  • A July 2017 field trip to visit the breeding habitat on Cannon Mountain 
  • Summer 2017 Graduate Curriculum course work 
  • International Writing workshop 
  • A film screening of “Death by 1000 Cuts” 
  • The October Bicknell’s Thrush Conference at PSU 
  • A series of watercolor workshops 
  • Multiple PSU student Fall 2017 projects 

Plymouth State University Courses Involved in This Project: 

  • Issues in Sustainability, 2 sections – Mary Ann McGarry 
  • Conservation, Len Reitsma 
  • Environmental Planning, Steve Whitman
  • Graduate Curriculum Design, Gerry Buteau 
  • Humanitarianism: Working in the Global Community – Sheryl Shirley 
  • Global Problems, Power, and Politics – Sheryl Shirley 

Community Groups: 

  • Environmental Science, Plymouth Regional High School, Ina Ahearn 
  • Blue Heron School, Cynthia Robinson 
  • PSU Student and Community Watercolor Workshops – Cliff Gleason