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Figure BRAYTON EDDY New England Scientist FOUNDER FIRST INSECT ZOO IN AMERICA REDPATH BUREAU CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 1316 KIMBALL BLDG. HAR. 8728 Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure BRAYTON EDDY FOUNDER FIRST INSECT ZOO IN AMERICA The pioneers are not all dead. Ten years ago, Brayton Eddy convinced the platform world that insects could be made the subject of a high type, informative entertainment. In 1934, at Goddard Park, Rhode Island, he opened the first Insect Zoo in America which in seven summer months attracted over 100,000 people. It became a leading exponent of Wild Life Conservation. Through press and radio comments it gained an international reputation. Figure In 1937, Mr. Eddy accepted an invitation to open and direct a similar Insect Zoo in Detroit. Dr. William Beebe, undersea explorer, and Lowell Thomas, commentator, were trustees. Through this Zoo during the month of September, he personally conducted groups of children from 154 schools, including two from Canada. As director of these Zoos, Brayton Eddy was granted an unprecedented opportunity for taking motion pictures and exquisite kodachrome slides of both insects and insect-eaters. Butterflies emerging from their cases, Doodlebugs trapping prey, Hornets building paper nests and feeding their young, have been acclaimed by critics and chairmen alike as marvelous beyond description. A native of Rhode Island and graduate of Brown University, with later field and laboratory training at Cold Spring Harbor and Cornell University, Mr. Eddy is eminently fitted to speak authoritatively upon his subject. He has the distinction of telling a true story in thrilling language. A national lecturer and internationally known author; prominently mentioned in Who's Who in America. COMMENTS • WORLD ADVENTURE SERIES, DETROIT Both our adult and junior audiences were much pleased with Brayton Eddy. In the case of our adult audience, the question and answer period lasted fifty minutes with nobody leaving. This is a record, at least for us. — GEORGE F. PIERROT , Dir. • DULUTH WOMAN'S CLUB, MINN. The members of the club enjoyed the lecture of Brayton Eddy. Those who came reluctantly, not liking 'bugs,' stayed the longest and asked the most questions. — FLORENCE E. DIEHL , Prog. Chairman • OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, BOWLING GREEN Brayton Eddy made an excellent impression. The nature world seemed more friendly to man after he finished his story. The students gave him rapt attention throughout. — JOHN SCHWARZ, EX . Sec. • WEST HIGH SCHOOL, GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN Brayton Eddy did a fine job. The students were deeply interested and enthusiastic over the program. He is at ease with a high school audience. We hope to have him again. — C. F. COLE , Principal LECTURE SUBJECTS ( Illustrated with motion pictures and natural color slides ) • ADVENTURES WITH INSECTS High-lights in conducting America's first Insect Zoo. What it can mean in promoting Wild Life Conservation. • WHAT GOOD ARE INSECTS? An evaluation of insects, stressing our absolute dependence upon them. Especially adapted to students of pre-college age. • PERSONALITY OF INSECTS An intimate glimpse into the private lives of native insects. Especially adapted to Social Clubs. • WILL INSECTS DISPLACE MAN? A serious consideration of man's chances for survival against the insects. Not pessimistic. Intended primarily for colleges, forums and museums. • WILDLIFE FOR EVERYONE A timely, sane consideration of what has been done, and what might be done, toward saving wildlife for everyone.
|Title||Brayton Eddy: New England scientist|
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|Personal Name Subject||Eddy, Brayton|
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