Presentation Schedule - McCaffrey Middle School Gymnasium
Hawks, Honkers & Hoots 11:30 am – 12:00 pm The festival welcomes for the first time Hawks, Honkers & Hoots, educating our community about raptors and waterbirds that are a crucial component of our ecosystem. HH&H’s mission is to inspire and encourage respect for our resident and migratory birds and their conservation. See live hawks, waterbirds, and owls and learn fascinating facts about their natural history, behavior, and roles in our watershed. Don’t miss this humorous and educational presentation! Bird World: Insights for Humans from the Amazing Lives of Birds Noah Stryker, Keynote Speaker 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Birds aren’t people, but just how different are they from us? Approaching bird behavior from new and surprising angles, Noah Strycker explores the astonishing homing abilities of pigeons, extraordinary memories of nutcrackers, self-image in magpies, life-long loves of albatrosses, particle physics of starling flocks, and other mysteries—revealing why birds do what they do, and how we can relate. With humor and wit, and drawing deep from cutting-edge science and anecdotes from the field, Strycker’s presentation will leave you with renewed inspiration about our close connections with birds. Noah is Associate Editor of Birding magazine, and is a well-known writer and “bird man”. Noah's lastest project, The Thing with Feathers, a book about the fascinating behavior of birds, is slated for release in early 2014 (Riverhead Books). Pre-orders are now being accepted on Amazon.com (click here). To learn more about Noah and his exciting adventures and books, visit http://noahstrycker.com/. Wild Things Inc. – Wild Animal Show 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm This will be Wild Things, Inc’s fifth appearance at our festival! You never know who will show up to visit. We’ve seen everything from owls to kangaroos! Wild Things, Inc. was founded in 1987 for the explicit purpose of housing and caring for displaced wildlife and educating the public with a message of conservation and appreciation for natural wonders. You won’t want to miss this show! How much Wood does a Wood Duck Chuck? 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Ducks Unlimited, Regional Biologist Aaron Will, will present the fascinating life and habitats of the Wood Duck (Aix sponsa). Join Aaron for a tour of the Pacific Flyway from a bird’s eye view. Beautiful photographs, informative slides and physical displays showcasing this dabbling, cavity nesting whistle duck, will captivate young and seasoned wildlife enthusiast alike.