Science Saturday: Piping Plovers of LBI – How LBI’s Piping Plovers Fit into the Big Picture of Conservation

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Date: Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Ages: Adult

Fee: $5

Fee with Member Discount: Free for Members

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In its 11th season, Science Saturdays at the LBIF tackles todays’ most pressing scientific, environmental, and sustainability issues that directly affect our shore community and the Barnegat Bay.  Science Saturdays are interactive and informative hands-on presentations in an informal atmosphere.

Presenter: Michelle Stantial, Ph.D. Student, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Piping plovers nest along the Atlantic coast from Newfoundland to North Carolina, they were placed on the endangered species list in 1986 because of increasing habitat loss and predation pressures. Michelle will teach you about the life history of piping plovers, current research initiatives, their status on LBI, and what you can do to help in the conservation effort!


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