Fall Lecture Series – Lisa Kiziuk & Fred de Long, “Food and Feathers”
October 7 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMFREE
This Lecture is Free to attend.
As the Director of the Bird Conservation Program at Willistown Conservation Trust (WCT), and founding partner of the Northeast Motus Collaboration (NMC), Lisa Kiziuk’s primary goal is to connect people to the natural world through education technology, and scientific research to develop a strong conservation ethic to protect birds and other wildlife. As a federally licensed bird bander, Lisa manages the Rushton Woods Bird Banding Station, which includes a migratory passerine program, a MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship) program, and a Northern Saw-whet Owl research program. Her work as a principal in the Northeast Motus Collaboration promotes the effort to expand the Motus wildlife tracking network in the United States, which is dramatically accelerating avian research. In addition to her research and education initiatives at the Trust, Lisa is an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the graduate program of environmental science, and frequently serves as a guest lecturer for local universities, garden clubs, and nonprofit organizations. Lisa has a masters in Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and was presented with the Rosalie Edge Conservation Award by the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club in 2011 for her work in bird conservation. Fred de Long, Director of Community Agriculture of Willistown Conservation Trust, will join Lisa in describing how they integrate growing food for humans while providing habitat for surrounding wildlife at Rushton Preserve, PA.
The Lecture series is sponsored by the Adirondack Council and is free to students from Paul Smith’s College and NCCC, This is a supplement to the fall lecture series with additional support by Northern NY Audubon.