ERA Science hosts backyard party to celebrate Canada, CNSI, and Fulbright Canada

July 7, 2013

Environmental Research Advocates founders Terry and Denise Avchen opened their home Sunday July 7, 2013 to celebrate the establishment of two Fulbright Canada Chairs annually at CNSI UCLA. Guests enjoyed remarks by Canadian Consul General David Fransen and CNSI Director Paul Weiss as they told the story of this collaboration and the role Environmental Research Advocates played. The entertainment continued as a mentalist engaged 2013 Fulbright chairs Shana O. Kelley and Ted Sargent, as well as Monty and Marilyn Hall, Barbara Fransen, Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) his wife Crystal, former Vice Chancellor of UCLA and ERA Science board member Roberto Peccei and wife Jocelyn in the mysteries of spoon bending and mind reading.

Also among those in attendance were Anne Andrews of UCLA Anne Andrews Research Group (married to Paul Weiss), Deidre Hall (Days of Our Lives), Ken Kragen (Hands Across America, and We are the World creator) with wife Cathy Worthington, former Beverly Hills Mayors Tom Levyn ( with wife Allison), Meralee Goldman, and former Beverly Hills School Board president Myra Lurie. 

Seventy other inspiring friends and activists representing every walk of life celebrated together and were reminded of Dr. Carl Sagan's words..."Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."

We at Environmental Research Advocates are striving to assist in the search for that "something incredible".