Chewonki foundation

WISCASSET, Maine - A nonprofit educational group in Maine has announced 27-year-old Byron the Barred Owl, a "wildlife ambassador'' who helped educate thousands of students, has died of natural causes.
The Chewonki Foundation made the announcement Thursday, saying the owl is believed to have visited more than 80,000 Maine school children during her time with the educational institution based in Wiscasset. WCSH-TV reports Byron averaged about 153 live appearances a year statewide.

A still from Visionaries Episode 1803A

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Sun., April 9 at 5:00 pm

Visionaries host, Sam Waterston, invites viewers to explore the remarkable capacity Americans have to create innovative solutions to global issues. You will learn about two organizations that are changing lives all across Maine. In this episode, we travel to the State of Maine to tell stories about two organizations — Downeast Lakes Land Trust and Chewonki — who focus on people, their vital connection to each other and to the natural world.

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