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Year: 2023

Citation: Richard (Buster) Banish inspires appreciation of beauty and fragility of our planet through introducing his students to birding. Buster has taught for nearly 40-years in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and most of his students endure socio-economic hardship. His ongoing efforts engaging children outdoors supports a critical part of their development. He created and secured funding for "The Bird Nerds" after-school club that studies birds in the classroom then identifies birds in the field.