Events & Adventures
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
CONSERVING GRASSLAND BIRDS ON MILITARY LANDS
By Nellie Tsipoura
Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 6pm
In the Northeast, once extensive grassland habitats have been lost, fragmented, or degraded. Lands managed through state or federal landowner incentive programs and large grasslands associated with airports have become increasingly important for the conservation of declining grassland birds. Nellie Tsipoura, senior research scientist and director of citizen science at New Jersey Audubon, will discuss her chapter’s work with both landowner programs and airports, and share some of the research and lessons learned.
THE HORSESHOE CRAB: REGIONAL, NATIONAL, AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
By Mark Botton
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 6pm
Mark L. Botton is professor of biology in the Department of Natural Sciences at Fordham University and co-chairman of the IUCN Horseshoe Crab Specialist Group. Horseshoe crab eggs are a crucial food source for migratory shorebirds. Valued in the biomedical industry and often used as fishing bait, horseshoe crabs are also being impacted by global climate change and beach erosion. This talk will review the many important roles of horseshoe crabs and discuss conservation efforts in the US and Southeast Asia.
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
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.
CONSERVATION PROGRAM UPDATE AND ANNUAL MEETING
By Susan Elbin
Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 6pm