7/19 Where Will the Birds be in 100 years?
Westminster and GSL Audubon present a lecture on the “The Future of the World’s Birds in the 21st Century”
Who: Dr. Cagan H. Sekercioglu
What: Lecture on “The Future of the World’s Birds in the 21st Century”
Where: Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business Auditorium
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, Utah
When: July 19, 2012 at 7 p.m.
SALT LAKE CITY – Westminster’s Great Salt Lake Institute and the Great Salt Lake Audubon present a lecture entitled, “The Future of the World’s Birds in the 21st Century” by Dr. Cagan Sekercioglu on July 19, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Sekercioglu will discuss climate change, habitat loss and the need for grassroots organizations to become involved in protecting birds and wildlife.
Sekercioglu is an ornithologist/conservation biologist and assistant professor of biology at the University of Utah. He has been named a National Geographic “Emerging Explorer,” and has been published in numerous outlets including the New Yorker.
“Great Salt Lake Audubon is very excited to partner with Great Salt Lake Institute to present this lecture by Dr. Sekercioglu,” said Heather Dove, president of GSLA. “Our organization has been in existence since 1912 and as such, is the oldest environmental organization in the state of Utah. This lecture is part of our centennial celebrations, and is very fitting that at this moment in time when we should take stock of the state of birds and prepare to go forward with the next 100 years of environmental advocacy.”
Visit the GSLA website for directions and more information: www.greatsaltlakeaudubon.org.
Media Contacts: Krista DeAngelis & Arikka Von (801) 832-2682
About Westminster’s Great Salt Lake Institute:
The Great Salt Lake Institute (GSLI) is dedicated to supporting research, education, and stewardship of our unique Great Salt Lake. We accomplish our mission through creating opportunities and partnerships for researchers, students of all ages, teachers, industry and the community. For more information, visit www.greatsaltlakeinstitute.org.
About Great Salt Lake Audubon:
Great Salt Lake Audubon, a chapter of the national Audubon Society, was founded in 1912 and it is the oldest conservation organization in Utah. This volunteer organization strives to meet its mission through volunteer opportunities, seminars, educational field trips, urban riparian restoration and informative general meetings with guest presenters. The organization also supports state and local conservation efforts. For more information, visit www.greatsaltlakeaudubon.org.