Thursday, August 30, 2012

Environment and Science Writer Andrew Revkin To Speak at Connecticut Audubon's Annual Meeting

Andrew C. Revkin, an award winning writer and blogger with the New York Times, who specializes in using digital technology to create a greater awareness of environmental issues, will be the keynote speaker at the 114th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Audubon Society.

The meeting is free, and Connecticut Audubon Society members as well as the general public are invited.

It is set for 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, at the Pequot Library, in Southport.

Andrew Revkin was for many years a science and environment reporter for the Times and is currently a senior fellow at Pace University’s Academy for Applied Environmental Studies. He continues to write the Dot Earth blog for the Times, and his particular interest is in using the latest digital technology to help people acquire a better understanding of environmental science issues. Time Magazine just picked his @Revkin Twitter feed as one of the 140 best Twitter feeds of 2012.

The evening’s agenda also includes a Year in Review, Treasurer’s Report and Nominating Report.

Connecticut Audubon Society members will vote on changes to the organization’s By-Laws. For more information on those changes, click here.

We will also be presenting the annual Dave Engelman Volunteer Benchmark Award for Outstanding Volunteerism.

The Pequot Library is at 720 Pequot Ave., Southport. Click here for directions.

Please RSVP by Thurs., Sept. 6, (203) 259-6305 x106 or

Andy’s talk will help us continue to explore the issues we delved into in our Connecticut State of the Birds 2012 report, “Where Is the Next Generation of Conservationists Coming From?” The report concluded that young people spend far less time outdoors interacting with nature than previous generations, and that the implications for conservation in the coming decades are significant.

We also are conducting a series of public forums throughout Connecticut on the issue, and are making major changes to our own education program, inaugurating a new Science in Education curriculum for third through eighth graders this fall.

Tom Andersen
Director of Communications and Community Outreach

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