Monthly Meetings and Programs
On the first Tuesday of the month from September through June, please join us for some social time and a fun, educational, or informative program. Anyone interested is very welcome!
Vancouver Audubon Chapter has some interesting programs planned for chapter meetings this fall. The twist, of course, is that the meetings will be virtual until it is safe for large gatherings to meet in Washington state. To address this need for virtual meetings, we have purchased a Zoom account to enable members to participate in these educational presentations through their home computer, laptop, or even your smart phone. Members will receive an invitation in their email to join the virtual meetings at the designated meeting time through a link in the email, anyone else interested can contact the program chair for an invitation. An internet connection is required. Members will be able to interact with written questions at the end of the program.
Didn’t receive your Zoom invitation? Contact Don Rose for more information.
The following programs are planned for this fall. Social half-hour begins at 6:30pm, meeting and program will start at 7:00 pm. We hope you will join us!
December 1 – Survival by Degrees, Climate change and bird populations
Teri Anderson, Washington State Audubon chapter network manager, and Adam Maxwell, Washington State Audubon Campaigns Manager, will be giving a presentation on the landmark report, Survival by Degrees: 389 Species on the Brink.
Audubon scientists took advantage of 140 million observations, recorded by birders and scientists, to describe where 604 North American bird species live today. They then used the latest climate models to project how each species’ range will shift as climate change and other human impacts advance across the continent. As the climate changes, so will the places birds need. The results are clear: Birds will be forced to relocate to find favorable homes, and they may not survive. Audubon Washington will present the study and provide some concrete ways to help our feathered friends.
February 2 – The Dinosaur Among Us
Kim Adelson, Ph. D.
Virtually all paleontologists agree that birds evolved from dinosaurs, and most even go so far as to claim that birds are, in fact, living dinosaurs. Come learn about the remarkable similarities between birds and the creatures they evolved from. We guarantee that you will not only be surprised as to how dinosaur-like birds are, but also how very bird-like dinosaurs were. You will never think about T. rex in the same way again!
Contact Don Rose for more information