About Monthly Membership Meetings
Each month from September through May, South Shore Audubon Society presents a nature-themed program. All are invited to attend; and there is absolutely no charge.
TIME: 7:30 P.M.
PLACE: TO BE HELD ONLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
DATE: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - TO BE HELD ONLINE
Speaker(s): Ken Elkins
Topic: Nature's Symphony
Details: NATURE’S SYMPHONY: There's a lot to look forward to in spring, including the welcomed hullabaloo of birdsong. Listening to the soundscape around us, we’ll take note of familiar neighborhood voices, distinctive migrant songs, and the wonders of nature's lesser-known musicians: frogs, toads, mammals, and insects.
Presented by Ken Elkins, Community Conservation Manager, Audubon CT
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 and Interpretation from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 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 now the Community Conservation Manager, based at the Audubon Center at Bent of the River in Southbury. As a 2011 TogetherGreen Fellow, Ken co-developed the nationally recognized Bird Tales program and training materials with dementia care specialist Randy Griffin. He has trained over 100 dementia care staff and volunteers to implement the Bird Tales program 10 states, Canada, and Great Britain. Ken is past-President of the Connecticut Ornithological Association. He has served as the Christmas Bird Count compiler for the Woodbury-Roxbury CBC since 2012 and is a Regional Coordinator for the 2018-2020 Connecticut Bird Atlas project.
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Meeting ID: 139 626 916