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Wake Audubon Booth at Astronomy Days Sunday, January 26, 2020 Astronomy Days - Volunteers Needed! Time: Sun, Jan 26, Noon - 5pm Place: NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC Description: Wake Audubon Society will table both days. Volunteer shifts to be published, probably one shift on Sunday for 1 to 5. Our booth topic will be Birds of the Constellations. We will show you what to do. This is lots of fun and wonderful outreach for Audubon. Contact Ernie Hahn at [masked] to volunteer. Note: Ernie needs your name, phone number, and preferred day and time to volunteer. Note: We will let you know where the booth is when you contact Ernie. This is a big event so there will be booths on all four floors in BOTH buildings. (They will give out floor maps that day, too.)
The Chapel Hill Bird Club will meet at 7:30 pm on Monday, January 27th in the lounge at Binkley Baptist Church. Binkley is at 1712 Willow Drive in Chapel Hill, NC at the intersection with[masked] near University Mall (map with meeting room pinned - http://www.google.com/maps?q=35.92905,-79.02535). Visitors are welcome! Come at 7:15 p.m. for light refreshments. In 2008, Derb Carter scoured the state of North Carolina to observe 351 species of birds. Join us, as Derb recounts his adventures as he went about establishing a big year record for the state. Mr. Carter, well known as a longtime environmental attorney and director of the Southern Environmental Law Center’s Chapel Hill office, is also an expert birder and all-round naturalist. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, see chbc.carolinanature.com
SCIENCE CAFE: Clean Energy, Climate Change, Executive Order 80 Thursday, January 30,[masked]:00pm - 8:30pm (Come earlier to get a good seat and to buy dinner.) NORTH CAROLINA’S COMMITMENT TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE AND TRANSITION TO A CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY What does climate change have in store for North Carolina? What steps can we take to mitigate climate impacts and build a more resilient NC? Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning to clean energy tops the lists of goals laid out by Governor Cooper’s Executive Order. Learn more about what the state is doing as we look to the future. ABOUT OUR SPEAKER Sushma Masemore is the State Energy Director and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment with the Department of Environmental Quality. She plays a key role in the development of the Clean Energy Plan and the implementation of the policies related to Executive Order 80. For more information: Katey Ahmann[masked] [masked] This event is not affiliated with Wake Audubon, but we are happy to advertise it.
SCIENCE CAFE: Trees in the City of Oaks Thursday, February 27,[masked]:00pm - 8:30pm (Come earlier to get a good seat and to buy dinner.) Did you know? Trees filter stormwater, sequester carbon, and help reduce heating and cooling costs. They also help create a sense of place, as we see here in the City of Oaks. Our speakers will share information about caring for trees in an urban environment and will answer questions about the City of Raleigh’s Urban Forestry Program. ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS Jill Jonnes is the author of “Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityspace.” Zach Manor is the urban forester for the City of Raleigh. Connect Raleigh program The Connect Raleigh program series features local and nationally known experts who speak about innovative topics and trends happening in Raleigh. Topics include smart growth, placemaking, sustainability, civic innovation, and many others. The series is organized by the City of Raleigh. This event was created as part of the Connect Raleigh series ( https://raleighnc.gov/government/content/CityMgrAdmin/Articles/ConnectRaleigh.html ) in partnership with the Museum of Natural Sciences. For more information: Katey Ahmann[masked] [masked] This event is not affiliated with Wake Audubon, but we are happy to advertise it.