The Ducks & Us—an original song CD featuring the Northwest Boychoir—focuses on wildlife safety and protection and compassionately juxtaposes the science of wildlife protection with the social-emotional nature of human engagement with wildlife.
The song artfully demonstrates—through stories gleaned from a year of researching duck "feeders" in urban parks—hearing, understanding and including human needs with non-human realities for a systems-thinking approach to environmental care and protection..
-- To encourage personal power and responsibility by reinforcing that what each one does in our own back yard affects us all and the "natural" environment deeply.
-- To invite systems thinking by providing a tangible example of a food chain and social-emotional factors in environmental stewardship. Valerie Easton
To inspire the transformation of our urban parks into safe havens for humans and wildlife.
Compact disc with 12 page study guide insert, 6:39 minutes; 2008.
Listen to an audio clip
The Northwest Boychoir and conductor Ben Kromholtz en route to KUOW studios to record for "The Ducks & Us."
Seattle Times / Pacific Magazine
"I listened to the song. How fun and such a smart way to approach the problem."