Events & Adventures
Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are free and open to the public. This series has been made possible by the support of Claude and Lucienne Bloch.
NOTE: Our lectures now begin at 7pm. Also, our lecture series has moved!
Our new venue is Reidy Hall at the Unitarian Church of All Souls, located on Lexington Avenue between 79th and 80th Streets in Manhattan. (Google Map)
BIRDING AT THE BRIDGE: IN SEARCH OF EVERY BIRD ON THE BROOKLYN WATERFRONT
By Heather Wolf
Tuesday, February 28, 7pm
When avid birder Heather Wolf moved from tropical Florida to an apartment near Brooklyn Bridge Park, she wondered how many species she might see there, and soon came to a surprising realization: Not only is the park filled with an astonishing variety of birds, but the challenges that come with urban birding make them even more fun—and rewarding—to find. Join us as Ms. Wolf discusses her book, Birding at the Bridge, and talks about patch birding, its delights, and how it informs an overall picture of environmental health and conservation.
COASTAL CHANGE, OCEAN CONSERVATION AND RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
By Marcha Johnson, Amanda Bayley, and Don Watson
Thursday, March 16, 7pm
With the publication of Coastal Change, Ocean Conservation and Resilient Communities, editors Johnson and Bayley have brought together essays by leading practitioners in the fields of coastal science, community resilience, habitat restoration, sustainable landscape architecture, and floodplain management. They will share what they learned compiling the book, and introduce us to exciting projects underway. Joining them will be other contributors including Don Watson, addressing coastal adaptation in the era of climate change.