Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Name Webpoll Up!

Thanks to the students at Benjamin Harrison Elementary School in Marion for hosting this year's naming contest. Check back in the archives from Sept, 2009 for a post about the students at BH who inspired their classmates to learn about birds.

Because of their above average initiative and interest in our program, this year we picked Benjamin Harrison to host the naming contest.

The kids are asked to submit names that reflect the power, agility and majesty of this raptor. As always, the final names chosen fall within the following guidelines:
-not a human name
-non gender specific
-not used in Columbus in the past 10 years (Stealth was previously used in Columbus in 1996)
-not used anywhere in Ohio the current or previous year

Students submitted over 180 names! A panel of local wildlife enthusiasts narrowed the names down to what appears on the webpoll. Voting will continue through noon on Monday, June 7.
We hope that everyone votes! Click here to go to the webpoll!