Since then, new honor societies have sprung up to recognize and encourage students in such areas as English, Art, French, and Spanish.
As a boy, Grinnell had avidly read Ornithological Biography,  a work by the bird painter John James Audubon; he also attended a school for boys conducted by Lucy Audubon.
So when Grinnell decided to create an organization devoted to the protection of wild birds and their eggs, he did not have to go far for its namesake. Within a year of its foundation, the early Audubon Society claimed 39, members. Eventually, it attained a membership of 48, This society was later discontinued, but the name and plan survived.
Even before Grinnell's Audubon Society was organized, the American Ornithologists' Unionfounded inwas aware of the dangers facing many birds in the United States. There were, however, influential ornithologists who defended the collection of birds.
InCharles B. Gilbert Pearson was secretary and financial agent.
Birds in the United States were threatened by market hunting as well as for the fashion industry. Pressure from shooting enthusiasts was intense. For example, great aukswhose habit of crowding together on rocks and beaches made them especially easy to hunt, had been driven to extinction early in the century.
During one week in the spring ofnature author Florence Merriam claimed to have seen 2, robins for sale in one market stall in Washington alone. By the start of the 20th century, the sale of bird flesh had never been greater.
The second equally great threat to the bird population was the desire for their plumage. In the late s, the American Ornithologists' Union estimated that five million birds were killed annually for the fashion market.
In the final quarter of the 19th century, plumes, and even whole birds, decorated the hair, hats, and dresses of women. But public opinion soon turned on the fashion industry.
Bolstered by the support of Boston socialite Harriet HemenwayPresident Theodore Rooseveltan avowed Audubon Society sympathizer, and a widespread letter-writing campaign driven by church associations, many of whom distributed the Audubon message in their various newsletters, the plume trade was halted by such laws as the New York State Audubon Plumage Law Maywhich banned the sales of plumes of all native birds in the state.
Bysimilar laws were enacted in about 12 other states. Audubon Society activities are responsible for many laws for the establishment of game commissions and game warden forces, or prohibiting the sale of game.
In the s, the organization also played a vital role in convincing the U.Locally, nationally and internationally, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses: Phoenix Chapter is a vocal advocate for the hungry and displaced.
There is no official national honor role. There are hundreds of local and national honors societies (also spelled honour society), and a complete listing of all college honor societies is not possible here.
Join the ESU in New Orleans for the Annual Conference. The English-Speaking Union welcomes all members to the Annual Conference, November in New Orleans to celebrate this year's theme: Setting English in Action for a New Century.. Click here to register today. Chartering a chapter of the National English Honor Society (NEHS) connects schools with a national network of English teachers and students who share a special interest in language, literature, and writing.
Chartering a chapter of the National English Honor Society (NEHS) connects schools with a national network of English teachers and students who share a special interest in language, literature, and writing.
The National Audubon Society (Audubon) is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to conservation. Located in the United States and incorporated in , Audubon is one of the oldest of such organizations in the world and uses science, education and grassroots advocacy to advance its conservation mission.
It is named in honor of John James Audubon, a Franco-American ornithologist .