MEETINGS / EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

May 15 / Kelsey Mazur, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Birds of the Ancient World

Kelsey Mazur, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

Our last meeting before we take a break for the summer months will feature Kelsey Mazur (Bird Conservancy of the Rockies) giving us a historical perspective of Birds of the Ancient World. Through the examination of material and written sources, learn about how the people of pre-modern Scandinavia understood their place in nature, and the specific roles birds played in their lives. We will discuss folklore, mythology, and historical context to create a better understanding of the nature and birds ancient world and how we can learn from it today.

Kelsey has served as an educator and a coordinator for a variety of nature-based experiential education programs. She’s gained professional experience building both citizen science and residential learning programs as well as inquiry-based family programs and summer camps. Kelsey loves working with students, volunteers, and the public to share her love for birds, nature, and all things wild. Kelsey is originally from Ohio where she attended Wittenberg University and earned a degree in history through studying pre-modern interpretations of the natural world.

Aiken does not hold meetings over the summer. Join us for our fall program on Wednesday, September 18.


Come join us!

Aiken Audubon programs are free and open to the public. They are held at Bear Creek Nature Center, located at 245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, 80906. Coffee, snacks, and socializing begins at 6:30 pm and programs begin at 7 pm.

Aiken’s weather cancellation policy: Sometimes inclement weather may cause us to cancel an Aiken meeting. If this happens, a decision will be made by 1 pm on the meeting date. Notification will be placed here our website, on our Facebook page, and sent out through our email notification list. In addition, a message will be posted on the CoBirds Listserv, which many Aiken birders subscribe to. If there is any doubt, please do not hesitate to contact any Aiken board members via telephone. Always, your safety is first so use your own judgement when coming to a meeting.

Finally, if you have ideas or would like to present a program at one of our meetings, please contact program chair Diane Luck at [email protected].


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