The Foundation’s international activities are varied and quite often are made possible through international partnerships in a number of countries. From encouraging young women in Kenya to complete their high school education to delivering environmental programming, The Foundation encourages life long learning. The Biome collection of the Travelling Exhibition is augmented through fieldwork in areas such as the Masai Mara.
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On September 11, 1847, American astronomer Mary Watson Whitney was born. She excelled in mathematics and nature studies. Whitney was one of Vassar’s first students in the college’s opening year and one of its first students in its new department … Continue reading →09
On September 9, 1953, Canadian military officer Major Deanna (Dee) Marie Brasseur was born. Brasseur and corps colleague Captain Jane Foster were the first two female fighter pilots in the Canadian Armed Forces. This also made them the first two … Continue reading →