Join Sara Syswerda, Pierce Cedar Creek Institute Education Director, for our April program entitled, “Strategies for Bird Conservation: A Menu of Opportunities for Impact.” Learn about ways you can help improve outcomes for birds both here in Michigan and throughout the world through choices in your daily life. We will look at strategies involving your household, your property, your charitable donations, and your lifestyle that impact ecosystems, and in turn, impact bird populations. You will hear vignettes about local conservation efforts at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute and consider options for reducing your own impact on birds.
Sara Syswerda received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and her doctorate from Michigan State University. She has spent the past 20 years investigating two main research themes: the role of management choices on ecosystem services and how people learn and understand environmental science. After graduating from MSU, Sara spent several additional years as a research associate at MSU, continuing to investigate ecosystem services while managing a multi-state environmental literacy research project. Sara came to Pierce Cedar Creek Institute seven years ago, where she has been involved in environmental science research, environmental education, and the management of the Institute’s 829 acres of land. She has shifted her science education research to focus on preK-5th grade students. She is currently collaborating on a USDA-funded project to investigate spatial patterns in ecosystem services.
Join us on Monday, April 26, 7:30 PM, via Zoom. A link to the meeting will be emailed to the membership a few days prior to the meeting. If ASK does not have a current email address for you, please let us know at email@example.com. We will record the meeting and make it available for later viewing.
Since 1927 when the WK Kellogg Bird Sanctuary was established, it has been a refuge for wildlife, a safe place for visitors to explore nature, and base for research and education. Join Lisa Duke, Sanctuary Manager, as she shares the history of how this special place came to be and its conservation history with CanadaGeese andTrumpeterSwans. Learn more about the Sanctuary of today and plans for the future!
Lisa Duke joined the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary in May 2012,as the Animal Caretaker and transitioned to Sanctuary Manager in 2014. Lisa has a BS in Zoology from Michigan State University with a concentration in Zoo and Aquarium Science. Lisa has a love of the outdoors and all animals found in it. She resides in Battle Creek, Michigan, with her husband and sons.
Join us on Monday, May 24, 2021, 7:30 PM via Zoom.
A link to the meeting will be emailed to the membership a few days prior to the meeting. If ASK does not have a current email address for you, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our plan is to record the meeting and make it available for later viewing.