Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Saving Birds the British Way
with Dr. Mark Avery - Special date! Wednesday, June 19th at 7:00 pm
Join us for a special guest lecture by Dr. Mark Avery. lifelong birder and past Conservation Director for England's Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). For 12 years, he lead the RSPB's lobbying of government, buying of nature reserves, and outreach work with farmers, foresters and other stakeholders in an effort to bring back bird species from the brink of national extinction.
Institute of Grassland Ecology
Join Tucson Audubon as our Adult Institute Program launches a tour of the diverse habitats of Southeastern Arizona! Come take part in our 1st Annual Institute of Grassland Ecology.This year, Tucson Audubon and the Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch in Elgin, AZ are partnering to offer the Institute of Grassland Ecology. It will be held at the Research Ranch and topics will cover the important ecological role the grasslands of southeast Arizona play within our region, how its unique plant and animal communities differ from those aruond it, and conservation threats and management strategies that are used to safeguard this ecosystem. Expert faculty will impart their knowledge, the event will be fully catered and participants will stay onsite for the duration. Adults ages 18 and over are welcome.
The enthusiastic and inspired teaching of our own local experts, the spectacular backdrop of the golden, rolling, grasslands, the catered meals, and the camaraderie of all those involved combine to produce four days that participants have described in past institutes as "life changing" and "an experience that will not be forgotten."