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If you care about the environment and want to maintain diverse habitats for birds and wildlife, join Western Cuyahoga Audubon, a chapter of the National Audubon Society.
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Romance And The Power Of Hugs by Dr. Margaret Paul

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"Audubon had become a collection of proudly disconnected states full of passionate, independent chapters, so thinking bigger meant finding a vision that transcended borders." ~ David Yarnold, President & CEO National Audubon Society. Read how a global conservation organization leverages creativity and a network approach to scale local action. ‪#‎EveryonesACitizenScientist‬
​As the National Audubon Society unveils its next five-year plan, we put President and CEO David Yarnold on the hot seat.

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Audubon, EcoWatch and Our Clean Energy Economy @WCAudubon @EcoWatch

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#WISDOM @WCAudubon George Archibald @SavingCranes

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Climate Change and The Fate of Birds-Call To Action April 2016 @WCAudubon

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Large, established companies are trying on various programs to foster new innovations in an attempt to find the best way to change course for their big ships. These established companies are struggling to keep up with fast-paced, venture-backed startups that are changing customer expectations ...

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Lakewood Christmas Bird Count Report 2015 @WCAudubon

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How Do We Talk About Climate Change? @WCAudubon #Birds #HabitatConservation

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Ultra Walk: A Conservation Campaign Success Story @WCAudubon #PublicEngagement #CampaignSuccess

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Cranes: Ambassadors for Biodiversity & Goodwill @SavingCranes @WCAudubon
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  • Betsey Merkel
    Analyst and Consultant, 2014 - present
    Platform Developer and Digital Design Strategist
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Cleveland OH
Rockland ME - Santa Barbara CA - Los Angeles CA - Falmouth MA - Sudbury MA - Camden ME - North Stonington CT
Platform Developer and Digital Design Strategist
Betsey Specializes in Communications for Technology-based Community & Economic Development. Betsey is a skilled,
  • Coach, mentor and trainer
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  • Author, Open Source Economic Development
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"Betsey Merkel is all about using new technologies to build communities." - Mark Zust, Professional Trainer & Coach, Zust & Co., Westlake, Ohio

"Betsey is a leading advocate of profound organisational change and new economic thinking. She has developed an extremely strong and effective international network of leaders and changemakers, and will be able to contribute greatly to any projects requiring a new way of thinking and relating." - Simon Robinson​, co-author, Holonomics​: Business Where People and Planet Matter

Areas of interest: open systems, social process, creativity, collaborative technologies, conversations, communications, content, media relations, sense-making, entrepreneurs, technology-based community and economic development
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1992-1997 Office of the Governor of the State of Ohio, Business Education Seminar, "Artist to Artist" - 1992-1997 Ohio Arts Council Artist Touring Program Award - 1985 People's Republic of China, Guest of the Government, Performance/Teaching Tour - 1985 Ohio Arts Presenters Award of Merit - 1983- CWRU Music Education - full scholarship for Ph.D. Program - 1977-1983 Salzedo School Performance Scholarship Award - 1974 Graduating High School Class Science Award, Leadership Award, and Art Award
  • Cleveland Institute of Music
    Bachelor & Master of Music, Harp Performance, 1977 - 1982
    Bachelor and Masters Degree in Harp Performance
  • Case Western Reserve University
    Bachelor & Master of Fine Arts, 1977 - 1982
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