In the late 1980s, I served as publicist for an eco-tour hosted by the Quebec-Labrador Foundation/Atlantic Center for the Environment, based in Ipswich, MA. The Center retraced the steps of naturalist John James Audubon on the Quebec North Shore.
I also took photographs and wrote about community-based educational projects to introduce children to Atlantic puffins.
Although puffins are protected in eastern Canada, a tradition of serving them as a special meal at home still remains. In an attempt to stop this practice, the Atlantic Center for the Environment has brought children’s groups to see the puffins at bird sanctuaries; the hope is that the kids will then encourage their parents not to shoot these birds.