Events & Adventures
Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are free and open to the public. This series has been made possible by the support of Claude and Lucienne Bloch.
BIRDS AND CONSERVATION IN ISRAEL AND BEYOND
By Dan Alon and Jonathan Meyrav of the Israel Ornithological Center, a division of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel
Wednesday, May 11, 6:30pm
Central Park Zoo 4-D Theater
From the snow-covered northern peak of Mount Hermon to the Red Granite Eilat Mountains on the Red Sea shore, the land of Israel is extremely rich in migratory birdlife. Following on their 2015 lecture, Dan Alon and Jonathan Meyrav of the Israel Ornithological Center will update us on how they “use” Israel’s birds and migration spectacles as fuel for conservation and education for the next generations—and share striking new visuals in celebration of the birds and wildlife of Israel
PLEASE NOTE: This lecture will take place at the Central Park Zoo 4-D Theater, just north of the Arsenal Building at 64th Street and Fifth Avenue. Capacity at this theater is limited to the first 75 guests on a first-come, first-seated basis.
LISTENING TO A CONTINENT SING: BIRDSONG BY BICYCLE FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC
By Donald Kroodsma
Monday, June 13, 6:30pm
Central Park Arsenal
Join birdsong expert Donald Kroodsma, author of The Singing Life of Birds, for a discussion of his new publication, Listening to a Continent Sing. Kroodsma’s new book narrates a ten-week, ten-state bicycle journey undertaken by the author and his son from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Lingering and “listening to our continent sing” on remote country roads and over vast and spectacular terrain, from dawn to dusk and sometimes through the night, the author also comments on the history of a young nation and the geology of an ancient landscape.
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