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Trips by*

Paul Brotherton


Total cost of 8 trips: $9,242.20


Trips traveled under the office of Maurice Hinchey

Destination: UTAH
Sponsor: Sierra Club
Purpose: VIEW FEDERAL LANDS PROPOSED FOR WILDERNESS AND OTHER DESIGNATION
Date: Apr 21, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $501.20
source

Destination: CAMPING IN GOBLIN VALLEY STATE PARK AND TOURING PUBLIC BLM LANDS IN THE VICINITY
Sponsor: Utah Wilderness Coalition
Purpose: EXAMINE PUBLIC LANDS ISSUES IN SOUTHERN UTAH
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $920.00
source

Destination: CONSERVATION STRATEGY MEETINGS, FLY-OVERS OF P.W. SOUND AND COPPER RIVER DELTA
Sponsor: Eyak Preservation Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING IN ALASKA
Date: Aug 2, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $1,120.00
source

Destination: MEETINGS TO ASSESS THE IMPACT OF U.S. POLICY IN COLOMBIA
Sponsor: Witness for Peace
Purpose: FACT-FINDING IN COLOMBIA
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Destination: TWO DAY COURSE OF LECTURES ON GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: EDUCATION ON POLICY ISSUES
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $460.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL SEMINAR ON THE OPERATIONS & OVERSIGHT OF ENERGY FUTURES MARKETS.
Date: Jun 14, 2002
Expense: $407.00
source

Destination: COSTA RICA LECTURES-FIELD TRIPS IN PARKS AND RESEARCH STATIONS.
Sponsor: Organization for Tropical Studies
Purpose: FACT FINDING IN COSTA RICA. ECONOMIC & ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $2,895.00
source

Destination: MONTANA/WYOMING (YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, BEAVERHEAD-DEERLODGE AND GALLATIN NATIONAL FORESTS)
Sponsor: National Public Lands Grazing Campaign/American Lands Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING IN GREATER YELLOWSTONE ECOSYSTEM ON ISSUES RELATED TO PUBLIC LANDS MANAGEMENT.
Date: Aug 26, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $1,028.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Paul Brotherton.


American RadioWorks |
Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

Learning from Video Games

A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

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