[CT Birds] FW: A Celebration of Roger Tory Peterson at McKinney NWR in Westport, CT on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012

Comins, Patrick PCOMINS at audubon.org
Sat Sep 1 19:55:20 EDT 2012


To clarify, this event is at Salt Meadow Unit in Westbrook, CT 733 Old Clinton Road, Westbrook, CT 06498.  Thanks to Frank Mantlik and Lisa White for pointing this out!

Patrick

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Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2012 7:23 PM
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Subject: [CT Birds] FW: A Celebration of Roger Tory Peterson at McKinney NWR in Westport, CT on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012

With the upcoming auction of Roger Tory Peterson's originals a week
from today The Friends of Roger Tory Peterson are trying to build up publicity in preparation of a fundraising campaign launch.

The Friends of Roger Tory Peterson will be holding a free event at the McKinney NWR's Headquarters (Salt Meadow Unit) at Westport, MA on Sept. 2, 2012. (tomorrow)

Guests can come and go as they please all day but starting at 3pm the doors to the headquarters will open and
guests will be able to see  life-sized facsimiles of Roger's art (hoping an original miracle will happen), The day's activities will wrap up by 10pm.

Guests will also be able to explore the approximately 2 miles of trails that wind through grassland, forest, and marsh habitats.  People should bring their own food and beverages. Beer and wine are acceptable, other types of alcohol are not. Bring your favorite lawn chair if you wish. Some chairs will be provided by the refuge.

The highlight of the day's events will start at 7pm and will be a discussion about the new Roger Tory Peterson Refuge in Old Lyme, CT followed the playing "A Celebration of Birds with Roger Tory Peterson," a 1 hour
DVD biography of Roger.

Details of new Roger Tory Peterson Refuge in Old Lyme, CT Rick Potvin, McKinney Refuge Manager, and Don Crockett, The Friends of Roger Tory Peterson will present the current plans of the newly created Roger Tory
Peterson Refuge in Old Lyme, CT. Don will take everyone on a virtual tour to show some of the features of the new refuge. The virtual tour features 360 degree panoramic images with embedded videos and photos. Questions will be taken during and after the presentations.

A Celebration of Birds with Roger Tory Peterson (1 hour DVD presentation)
This video biography was shot and produced in the early 1990's and appeared on PBS's "Nature" throughout the first half of the 1990s. The biography follows Roger to a variety of North American destinations and features extensive interview footage of Roger.

Sorry for the late notice. We are trying to create an enjoyable and entertaining experience.
We are planning other events later in the week (including the fundraising campaign launch)
as the auction draws near.

Links:
http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=53546
birdfilms.com

--
Don Crockett
The Friends of Roger Tory Peterson
Jamestown, NY



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