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Anna botsford comstock presentation

  1. 1. Dear Nature, I know naught of the wondrous life of these, your smallest creatures. Teach me!
  2. 2. Anna Botsford Comstock <ul><li>September 1, 1854: Born to Marvin and Phebe Irish Botsford in Otto, New </li></ul><ul><li>York </li></ul><ul><li>1874: Anna attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York to study modern </li></ul><ul><li>languages and literature </li></ul><ul><li>October 8, 1878: Anna and John married at her parent’s home in Otto </li></ul><ul><li>1879: Anna left Cornell University because they were on the move to Washington D.C. </li></ul><ul><li>1879 to 1880: Prepared drawings for John’s 1880 Report of the Entomologist on citrus scale insects </li></ul><ul><li>1885: Anna reentered Cornell and received her bachelor’s degree in natural history </li></ul><ul><li>1888: as she prepared illustrations for her husband’s book Introduction to Entomology </li></ul><ul><li>1895: Anna made engravings for Manual for the Study of Insects which was written by John </li></ul><ul><li>1895: Anna was asked to assist with the development of a curriculum to promote knowledge and understanding of nature </li></ul><ul><li>1897: Coauthored Insect Life </li></ul><ul><li>1897: Started teaching nature study at Cornell </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>1900: Title was changed to Lecturer </li></ul><ul><li>1903: Wrote Ways of the Six-Footed, </li></ul><ul><li>1904: Coauthored How to Keep the Butterflies to train teachers in nature study </li></ul><ul><li>1905: Wrote How to Keep Bees, </li></ul><ul><li>1906: Wrote Ways of the Six-Footed and Confessions to a Heathen Idol, </li></ul><ul><li>1911: Wrote The Handbook of Nature Study, </li></ul><ul><li>1914: Wrote The Pet Book, </li></ul><ul><li>1916: Wrote Trees at Leisure </li></ul><ul><li>1922: Retired from Cornell as a professor but continued to teach in the summer sessions </li></ul><ul><li>1923: Nominated by the National League of Women Voters as being among the twelve greatest women in the country </li></ul><ul><li>August 24, 1930: Anna died in Ithaca, New York </li></ul><ul><li>1988: Anna was inducted into the National Wildlife Federation Conservation Hall of Fame. She was “widely recognized as the mother of nature education” (Conservation Hall of Fame –National Wildlife Federation, n.d.) </li></ul>

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