Lectures


Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are free and open to the public, and are held at
The Arsenal, Central Park, Fifth Avenue at 64th Street, 3rd floor gallery.

This series has been made possible by the support of Claude and Lucienne Bloch and Patagonia

 

TAKE WING AND FLY HERE: AN EVENING IN CONVERSATION WITH PRIYANKA KUMAR AND JANE ALEXANDER

By Priyanka Kumar and Jane Alexander
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 6pm

[b]Take Wing and Fly Here[/b][br]© Asher, Sherman PublishingTake Wing and Fly Here
© Asher, Sherman Publishing
To celebrate the publication of Priyanka Kumar’s new novel, Take Wing and Fly Here, please join us for an evening of conversation between the author and Jane Alexander, Oscar-nominated actress, conservationist, and board member of the National Audubon Society. They will discuss themes in the book including land conservation and the portrayal of birds in art. From a recent review of the book:

"This engaging novel uses the social backdrop of the diverse, colorful and competitive California birding scene to explore the emotional and dynamic side of human relations and human ambition. You don't need to be a birder to get caught up in the story; be warned you will likely become one before you are through."
-- Pete Dunne, Director, Cape May Bird Observatory, author of Tales of a Low-Rent Birder and Pete Dunne on Bird Watching

CONSERVATION PROGRAM UPDATE AND ANNUAL MEETING

By Susan Elbin
Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 6pm

[b]Black-Throated Green Warbler[/b][br]© Kaitlyn ParkinsBlack-Throated Green Warbler
© Kaitlyn Parkins
NYC Audubon conducts scientific monitoring in all five boroughs to understand how birds are using our urban environment and how this environment affects them. Project Safe Flight seeks to improve the chances that migrants successfully navigate the City by collecting data which is then used to both identify problems and seek solutions. Our Jamaica Bay program studies populations of migratory shorebirds and horseshoe crabs, investigating the status of these populations over time in this important wetland, New York City’s largest. Join us as Susan Elbin provides updates on what this research has taught us in the past year.

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