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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
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Paul Brotherton.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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