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Wild Talk: Modern Ornithology and Dark Skies
September 29, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Across the country, bird lovers, conservationists, and amateur astronomers are working together to help birds safely migrate between their seasonal homes. We are encouraging our communities to engage in this work as well. Please join us to learn more about this topic from Ms. Heather Prestridge who will speak to the beginnings and current status of Lights Out Texas, a conservation effort to darken skies during bird migration, and how the data from this project integrates with other museum-based efforts. We will also hear about the role of a modern ornithology collection in current research and conservation efforts from Dr. Gary Voelker, Professor and Curator of Birds at the Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections, Texas A&M University. You’ll also have the rare opportunity to test your bird identification skills utilizing specimens from the collections.
Tickets for this event include: a fun and interesting seminar presented by a world-renowned researchers, opportunity to explore specimens from BRTC, light snack options, and one Desert Door cocktail.