[CT Birds] Presentation by Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe on Wed 2/17/15 "A Bird in the Hand"

SOPHIE ZYLA sophiezyla at snet.net
Sun Feb 14 11:55:35 EST 2016

“A Bird in the Hand; What Roles Volunteers Can Fill”Corrie Folsom-O'KeefeAudubon Connecticut Important Bird AreaProgram Coordinator. Corrie willgive a presentation on the bird banding program at Bent of the River, which shehas been running for several years. Corrie will also talk about some of theother Citizen Scientist programs she is involved with; Be a Good Egg, ShorebirdSurveys, Piping Plover Monitors, all of which you can join. I have had the pleasure of banding with Corrie since she started this program back up a few years back and also thoroughly enjoyed my numerous days of bird surveys and monitoring so hope those of you who have not previously volunteered are inspired to do so!
Corriebegan bird banding in 2002 and has been a master bander for seven years. Shereceived a master’s degree from Connecticut College, and is currently workingfor Audubon Connecticut from the Center at Bent of the River in Southbury. Asthe Important Bird Area Program Coordinator she works with partners (includingfederal and state wildlife and forestry divisions as well as local conservationgroups) on numerous projects with the goals of identifying, protecting, andenhancing habitat important to bird species of conservation concern.Prior to joining Audubon, Corrie worked at the Yale School of PublicHealth, and at the Children’s Museum. She has participated in numerous fieldseasons working with birds in Belize, Nova Scotia, the Farallon Islands, andCT. Corrie currently volunteers as Education Chair for both the New Haven BirdClub and the Quinnipiac Valley Audubon Society. 
Suggested donation of $5.00/adult; NVAS members $3; age 12and under free. Light refreshments will be served.
Program is hosted by Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society and will be held at:
Kellogg Environmental Center500 Hawthorne AvenueDerby, CT 
Wednesday February 17, 2016 at 7pm
Hope to see you there!\
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