UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: CT Audubon Society's 114th Annual Meeting at Pequot Library Sept. 13th

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

CT Audubon Society's 114th Annual Meeting at Pequot Library Sept. 13th


Connecticut Audubon Society’s 114th Annual Meeting

To Feature Keynote Speaker Andrew Revkin

NY Times Science and Environment Writer Will Talk About Communicating in the New Digital World

September 4, 2012 – Andrew C. Revkin, an award winning writer and blogger with the New York Times, who specializes in using digital technology to create a greater awareness of environmental issues, will be the keynote speaker at the 114th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Audubon Society.

 The meeting is free, and Connecticut Audubon Society members as well as the general public are invited. It is set for 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, at the Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT.

Andrew Revkin was for many years a science and environment reporter for the Times and is currently a senior fellow at Pace University’s Academy for Applied Environmental Studies.
He continues to write the Dot Earth blog for the Times, and his particular interest is in using the latest digital technology to help people acquire a better understanding of environmental science issues. Time Magazine just picked his @Revkin Twitter feed as one of the 140 best Twitter feeds of 2012.
The evening’s agenda also includes presentation of the annual Dave Engelman Volunteer Benchmark Award for Outstanding Volunteerism. Connecticut Audubon Society President Robert Martinez will review the year’s achievements.
The organization will also say farewell and thank you to outgoing Chairman of the Board Steven B. Oresman, of Darien, and members will vote on the nomination of Ralph Wood, of Glastonbury, to succeed him.
To RSVP, call (203) 259-6305 x106 or email ikiszkurno@ctaudubon.org.
Revkin’s talk will help the organization continue to explore the issues it delved into in its Connecticut State of the Birds 2012 report, “Where Is the Next Generation of Conservationists Coming From?” The report concluded that young people spend far less time outdoors interacting with nature than previous generations did, and that the implications for conservation in the coming decades are significant.
Connecticut Audubon Society is conducting a series of public forums throughout Connecticut on the issue, and is making major changes to its own education program, inaugurating a new Science in Education curriculum for third through eighth graders this fall.                                                                    

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