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June 2018

Katie Fallon presents: Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird

June 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Vultures are often overlooked, underappreciated, and unloved, despite the vital role they play healthy ecosystems. Worldwide, vultures are more likely to be threatened or endangered than any other group of raptor, but in the United States Turkey and Black Vultures may be increasing in number. Based on Katie Fallon’s new book, this presentation will discuss the life and times of the noble Turkey Vulture, including its feeding, nesting, and roosting habits, migratory behaviors, and common misconceptions. Katie Fallon lives in…

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July 2018

Film Screening: Young of the Year

July 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Between the predators, the tourists, and the long migration ahead, life is a challenge for the roseate tern, especially during the first summer of life. This documentary follows the first summer of life for a cohort of terns as they prepare for their first long migration from the coast of Massachusetts to the beaches of Brazil.   Presented by filmmaker Kris Holodak, a screening of the film will be followed by a Q&A with Kris about her experiences in creating this film.…

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September 2018

Jason Gregg Presents: Working to Prevent Migratory Bird Slaughter in the Mediterranean

September 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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For the past two years, Jason Gregg has traveled with the Committee Against Bird Slaughter to join other activists in the fight against widespread poaching of migratory birds in Cyprus, Italy, and Spain. Each year, twenty-five million birds are killed by poachers in the Mediterranean area. Jason J. Gregg is a conservation biologist and activist based in the United States. He has worked with Point Blue Conservation Science, the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, the Peregrine Fund as well as…

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October 2018

Bobby Horvath presents WINORR: Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation

October 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation (WINORR) is a non-profit, volunteer organization serving New York City, Nassau, and Western Suffolk Counties. They provide professional care for sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife. WINORR rescues and cares for wild animals received through the Department of Environmental Conservation, local police, animal hospitals, humane societies, animal control, as well as the general public. The state and federal governments license us to provide this service. In addition to rehabilitation, WINORR also provides information and…

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November 2018

John Connors Presents: Chimney Swifts and People

November 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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A Chimney Swift is an enigmatic little bird that spends almost its entire life airborne. When it lands, it can’t perch—it clings to vertical walls inside chimneys or in hollow trees or caves. This species has suffered sharp declines as chimneys fall into disuse. John Connors is a naturalist, environmental educator and one of the leaders in Wake Audubon’s on-going effort to educate the public about Chimney Swifts. John recently retired from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. In…

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January 2019

Jake LaBelle Presents: The New York Seascape

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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The New York Bight encompasses more than 16,000 square miles of coastal and ocean waters from Montauk, New York, to Cape May, New Jersey. It is an ecological treasure trove, providing critical migration routes for globally threatened species, including sea turtles, whales, and sharks, as well as nursery grounds and critical habitat for hundreds of other marine species. Note: Due to a family matter, Jake LaBelle will sub in for the original presenter, Noah Chesnin. Jake is a Research Coordinator,…

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February 2019

Eric Powers Presents: Quail vs. Ticks

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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“Ranger Eric” as students know him, is a biologist, teacher, photographer, outdoorsman, and overall nature-lover. He started leading nature hikes in 1987 as a Park Ranger in Colorado until he served two years in the US Peace Corps as an Environmental Education Officer. Since then, he has been running nature centers in Colorado, Alabama and New York. In 2005 he started, “Your Connection to Nature” (YC2N), dedicated to meaningful environmental education programs and eco-tourism, these programs connect classrooms to field…

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March 2019

Grace Markman Presents: Homegrown Strategies: Saving our Native Flora

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Grace has worked as a field botanist and educator in New York City and the Northeast for over thirty years. Her workshop will focus on successful strategies that have been utilized to conserve and promote our native flora. A power point presentation will be given on creative projects initiated by both individuals and small groups in New York City and the Northeast. Can you help initiate a native plant arboretum or create a new plant corridor? We will consider positive…

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April 2019

Tom Gray Presents: The Amazing Birds of South East Asia

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Prospect Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo
Brooklyn, 11225
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Tom Gray is the Director of Science for the conservation organization Wildlife Alliance. He recently moved to upper Manhattan, with Fort Tyron Park slowly becoming his local patch, after 15 years living and working in South East Asia. This talk will focus on some of the remarkable birds of South East Asia, particularly Cambodia, and the conservation efforts focused to conserve them in the face of the region’s rapidly growing economies and shrinking wildernesses. Tom will describe expeditions looking for…

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May 2019

Tessa Boase Presents: Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather: Fashion, Fury and Feminism – Women’s Fight for Change

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Prospect Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo
Brooklyn, 11225
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For half a century, from the 1870s to the 1920s, women on both sides of the Atlantic were gripped by a fashion craze that decreed all hats should be laden with feathers. Not just feathers, but wings, bird and whole bodies of birds – often several birds at a time. Species the world over were slowly brought to the brink of extinction, and all for the sake of millinery. Campaigning on behalf of the birds was a small band of…

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