Giving Tuesday – Please Donate to ETSI

Dear Friends,

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday – a day to consider giving to your favorite charities. We invite you to put ETSI on your list of favorite charities and donate to the organization through PayPal at [email protected]

Over the past year, we have accomplished the following:

1. Received the IRS 501c3 designation, retroactive to July 2017.

2. Collected two new oral histories from two people influenced by Seton’s work. These histories need to be transcribed. Your donation will help!

3. Institute information disseminated internationally in Canada, Czech Republic, and Poland.

4. Collaboration with the Woodcraft Rangers, an offshoot of Seton’s original Woodcraft that will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2022.

5. Collaboration with the Boy Scouts of America’s National Scouting Museum that houses the Seton Collection of books, art, and artifacts.

We are currently working on these tasks:

5. Upgrading the etsetoninstitute.org website.

6. Seeking to expand our board of directors. (If interested, please contact us at [email protected])

7. Brainstorming ideas for fundraising and increasing the Institute’s visibility across the US.

Wolf nominated to be the USA’s National Mammal in 1981

Although Mrs. Mary Trindal’s pitch to Congress for making the wolf our country’s National Mammal was unsuccessful, her passionate plea to save the dwindling population is still important.  See page 6 of the Animal Health Foundation‘s magazine for the details.  The image is Seton’s “Sleeping Wolf” which hangs at the Seton Gallery on the Academy for the Love of Learning’s campus in Santa Fe, NM.

The Seton Journals: A rare look at the writings and drawings of an artist/illustrator/naturalist

The Greenwich Citizen in Greenwich, Connecticut has an interesting article on Seton’s Journals entitled The Seton Journals: A rare look at the writings and drawings of an artist/illustrator/naturalist
Here’s a link to the story and photos: http://www.greenwichcitizen.com/news/article/The-Seton-Journals-A-rare-look-at-the-writings-4147276.php

The Biography of a Grizzly on a Great List of “Great Books and Where to Read Them”

Smithsonian.com’s blog Off The Road – Travel Adventures of a Nomad on the Cheap recently had an interesting post entitled “Great Books and Where to Read Them.”  One of the books listed was Ernest Thompson Seton’s Biography of a Grizzly, which the author, Alastair Bland,  suggests should be read in the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park.  Seton is in good company in this article, which includes a variety of other authors, books and suggested locations.  Highly recommended.