THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT AS OF January, 12th!
Wednesday, January 24th Jean-Francois Therrien: Winter Migrants…Snowy Owls and More!
The presentation will review recent results from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary’s research program, with an emphasis on Arctic raptors. The audience will witness how we manage to monitor those highly mobile and unpredictable predatory birds throughout consecutive years via a slide show depicting field work situations.
Ph.D. Biology. Joined Hawk Mountain in 2011.
After completing an academic internship with Hawk Mountain in the fall of 2002, JF returned nine years later as Senior Research Biologist. He now leads the Sanctuary’s research projects in the Arctic and is also involved in several studies including the movement ecology of New World Vultures and Peregrine Falcons across the Americas.
When he’s not monitoring the long-term American kestrel nest-box program or helping with the migration counts from the Sanctuary’s lookout, JF can be found teaching statistics to Sanctuary trainees and enjoying life with his wife and two young children.
THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT AS OF January, 25TH!
Wednesday, February 21st Judy Wink: Coyotes, Friend or Foe?
This presentation will be delivered in a dynamic “storytelling” format that only Judy Wink can master! She will describe the natural history of the Coyote while delineating between the Eastern and Western species. You will enjoy learning the many interesting facts about coyotes while on this journey of discovering if they are considered friend or foe?
While earning undergraduate and master’s degrees in education, wildlife biology, environmental studies, and wildlife management administration, Judy Wink kept an eye out for ways she could make a difference in society and the environment. Becoming professionally involved in the education and conservation fields, pushing green products and green systems for sustainability, and nurturing her lifelong passion of ornithology kept her focused and on course.
Spanning four decades, Wink’s work brought her to a number of Pennsylvania locales where she held positions at conservation and environmental education centers. She also taught in the Pennsylvania public school system and at Cedar Crest College in Allentown. In 1995, Wink founded The Habitat Works, Inc., which provides consulting expertise for hazardous waste cleanup and disposal. She still serves as the corporation’s president and CEO.
In her current position as Executive Director at the CBEC, Wink oversees the 510-acre preserve—a magnificent montage of wetlands, marshes, meadows, and woodlots while continuing to educate people of all ages on topics of nature and the outdoors.