March 10--Monday 7:00pm--8:00pm
Lambs or Lions? Grouse or Fox? -- The Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conservation
with Trica Oshant Hawkins, Education Director, Environmental Education Exchange
Living With Nature Lecture in TUCSON
When conservation decisions have to be made regarding the health of a wild population, when is it appropriate to “choose” one species over another? Sage grouse or red fox? Golden eagles or antelope? Bighorn sheep or mountain lions? How do these decisions take into account the human dimension? Can we use ethics as a tool to guide conservation efforts? Trica will weigh the biological and ethical dimensions of wildlife management as she reviews several case studies that highlight the complex issues of avian and mammalian conservation, with a focus on our newly reintroduced population of bighorn sheep into the Catalina Mountains.
March 14--Friday 10 AM to Noon
eBird & IBA Training Workshop
We will cover the basics of using eBird.org for your own birding lists and how you can get great information using the sightings of others. We will also talk about how you can turn your birding time into conservation efforts by using certain strategies when entering your lists into eBird.org. Please bring a laptop etc. if you like but it is not required. Workshop will be held at the Tucson Audubon location, 300 East University Boulevard.
For details see www.aziba.org
March 15 & 16
Tucson Festival of Books
Tucson Audubon Society will once again be participating in the ever-growing Tucson Festival of Books at the University of Arizona, with two different booths in different parts of the event! One tent will represent our Nature Shops and Membership, showcasing the vast array of birding and nature books and gifts we carry. Our other tent, focusing on “Citizen Science and Birding,” will be part of the newly expanded Science Pavilion section in the Natural World area. At the Nature Shops and Membership tent, in addition to the great selection of merchandise, there will be promotions, the chance to enter a raffle, the bird game and much, much more! Plus, there will be a special bonus for those who visit both Tucson Audubon tents!
See tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/ for more info