Betty Petersen receives World Environment Day Award for “Ideas That Change The World”

Betty Petersen and the American Birding Association’s Birders’ Exchange Program received The World Environment Day Award for “Ideas that change the World”, in recognition of her numerous and ongoing contributions to education, conservation and research of birds, especially shorebirds, in the Americas. Fundación Inalafquen, of Argentina, nominated Betty and the ABA’s Birders’ Exchange program for this award, and a plaque in honor of Betty and the ABA Birders’ Exchange program is on permanent display at the Vuelo Latitud 40 Interpretation Center of Nature and Bird Observatory, Las Grutas, Argentina.