The Conservation Lecture Series at NCTC
Writers, Scientists, Filmmakers, Conservationists, Historians Speak to the Public at NCTC

 

The National Conservation Training Center invites prominent conservationists, writers, historians, scientists, filmmakers, and educators to discuss their work to a broad and interested public. All talks are held at the Byrd Auditorium at the National Conservation Training Center.  No tickets or reservations are required, the public is encouraged to attend. If you would like more information on the speaker series contact: Mark Madison, 304-876-7276, mark_madison@fws.gov. These talks are co-sponsored by The Friends of the NCTC.


 


 

 

Jennifer Ackerman

Author, Science Reporter

The Genius of Birds

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 7:00pm

 

698 Conservation Way

Byrd Auditorium National Conservation Training Center

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Wednesday July 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. nationally acclaimed science and nature writer Jennifer Ackerman will talk about her newest book “The Genius of Birds” in the Byrd Auditorium at the National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. A book-signing will follow the talk.  Jennifer Ackerman has been writing about science and nature for 30 years. Her most recent book, The Genius of Birds (Penguin Press, April 2016), explores the intelligence of birds. Her previous books include Ah-Choo! The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold (Twelve Press, 2010), Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream: A Day in the Life of Your Body (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), Chance in the House of Fate: A Natural History of Heredity (Houghton Mifflin 2001), and Notes from the Shore (Viking Penguin, 1995). A contributor to Scientific American, National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, her articles and essays have been included in several anthologies, among them, Best American Science Writing, The Nature Reader, Best Nature Writing, Flights of Imagination: Extraordinary Writings About Birds, and The Penguin Book of the Ocean. Jennifer’s work aims to explain and interpret science for a lay audience and to explore the riddle of humanity’s place in the natural world, blending scientific knowledge with imaginative vision.

The talk is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. It is part of The Conservation Lecture Series held at the National Conservation Training Center. For more information please contact Mark Madison at (304) 876-7276 or mark_madison@fws.gov or visit nctc.fws.gov/history/publiclectures.html. The Conservation Lecture Series is co-sponsored by The Friends of the NCTC (http://www.friendsofnctc.org).

 

 

 

The 15th Annual American Conservation Film Festival

46 Films, Filmmakers, Speakers

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