Investigate the history of migratory bird protection in the United States.
General Admission: Free
This event is handicap accessible
This event will help us celebrate the 100th anniversary of passage of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which is the basis for much of the protection afforded wild birds in the US and other nations. A popular speaker for Seacoast Audubon, UNH history professor Dr. Kurk Dorsey’s expertise in environmental history blended with his underlying sense of humor will educate and entertain as he reveals the surprising story of how the federal government found itself in the business of protecting migratory wildlife. Such colorful characters as President Woodrow Wilson; hunter, taxidermist, zoologist William Hornaday; and naturalist Mabel Osgood Wright played important roles in the drama. This promises to be an excellent program. Come early for refreshments and social time.