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Why Birds Matter

Thursday, April 05, 2018
7:00pm - 8:30pmSouthbury, Connecticut

Location Details

Southbury Public Library

100 Poverty Road, Southbury, 06488


This event will be held in the  Gloria Cachion Art Gallery at the Library.


Ken Elkins, Education Program Manager, Audubon Center at Bent of the River will be the guest speaker. 
Ken's interest in birds started when he was 10 years old, while watching the birds at his grandmother's feeders in Vermont, and he has been obsessed ever since.  After earning a degree in Environmental Biology, he started his career in conservation education at Westmoor Park in West Hartford, CT and quickly moved onto Connecticut Audubon Society. There, he taught at all 5 of their Audubon Centers and became their Director of Education.  He led many EcoTravel trips and organized their World Series of Birding team for 8 years.  In 2008, Ken moved onto National Audubon, where he's the Education Program Manager at the Audubon Center at Bent of the River in Southbury.  Most recently, Ken was recognized as a Toyota TogetherGreen Fellow and is past-President of the Connecticut Ornithological Association.

Why Birds Matter

April 05, 2018 - Southbury, CT

Please call the Southbury Public Library at 203-262-0626 ext. 130 or stop by the Reference Desk. Registration is required for all events.

Birds amaze and delight us.  Their beauty captivates us.  Their ingenuity and ability spark our imagination.  Yet birds play many other important roles in our lives and the world.  Have you ever wondered what the world would be like without birds?  Well beyond their beauty and splendor, birds matter!  Now, more than ever, you're what hope looks like to a bird.

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