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Living With Nature Lecture Series

Tucson Audubon's Living With Nature lecture series entertains, informs, and educates. Expert guest speakers give timely presentations on birds, birding, and habitat conservation and other environmental issues that affect the health of birds. These free educational programs are open to the public, all are welcome! No reservation is necessary.

The series runs from October to April in Tucson and November to April in Green Valley. Tucson lectures take place on the second Monday of the month and are held at the Pima Community College Downtown Campus in the Amethyst Room from 7:00pm - 8:00pm. In Green Valley, the lectures are held on the first Saturday of the month from 10:00am - 11:00am at Green Valley Recreation's Desert Hills Social Center. See below for directions/maps.

TUCSON - October through April, second Monday of the month, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

October 13, 2014; 7:00 - 8:00pm

Birds, Climate Change, and YouThrasher_Sage_Elaine_R._Wilson_www.naturespicsonline.com

with Paul Green, Tucson Audubon Executive Director

Increasing carbon emissions cause a warming planet which results in changes in climate. Changes in climate bring changes to the lives of birds that we can already see. Some new models predict species specific changes from range expansion to extinction. Paul will briefly examine two recent reports and share what they predict for some western bird species and discuss how each of us can engage in different ways to help our birds. Photo by Elaine R. Wilson.

LOCATION: Amethyst Room at Pima Community College's Downtown Campus on 1255 N. Stone Ave (NW Corner of Speedway and Stone). Easy parking! See map


GREEN VALLEY - November through April, first Saturday of the month, 10:00 am - 11:00am

November 1, 2014; 10:00 - 11:00am

Saving the Great American West: The Story of George Bird Grinnell400px-St_Mary_Lake

with Hugh Grinnell, Arizona Humanities Speakers Bureau

The great West that George Bird Grinnell first encountered in 1870 as a 21-year-old man was shortly to disappear before his eyes. Nobody was quicker to sense the desecration or was more eloquent in crusading against the poachers, the hide-hunters, and the disengaged U.S. Congress than George Bird Grinnell, the “Father of American Conservation.” Grinnell founded the first Audubon Society, co-founded the Boone and Crockett Club with Teddy Roosevelt, and led the effort to establish Glacier National Park. Audiences will travel back in time to the 19th century, listening to Grinnell’s own words as taken from his field journals, memoirs, personal correspondence, and newspaper editorials. Additionally, audiences will enjoy dozens of 19th-century photographs, which visually capture Grinnell’s many expeditions and discoveries. Photo by Stuart Edwards, June 2005.