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Maricopa Audubon Meetings and Programs

Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month, September through May.  Meetings start at 7:30 p.m., and feature a general membership meeting and guest speaker. Come early to browse our sales tables, have refreshments, and socialize with like-minded people.  Visitors are most welcome! 

 

Our September through April meetings are held at the:

Papago Buttes Church of the Brethren

2450 N 64th St. Scottsdale

northwest of 64th Street and Oak Street, which is between Thomas Road and McDowell. You may enter from either 64th Street, just north of Oak Street (if coming from the south you will have to make a "U" turn), or Oak Street just west of 64th Street, by the Elks Club. Turn right into the gravel parking lot.

Although there is no charge to attend our general membership meetings, the Annual Banquet does require a dinner reservation and associated cost. 

A pre-meeting dinner is held at Caddy Shack, 1405 N. Mill Avenue in Tempe (at the Rolling Hills Golf Course) for the September through April meetings.  Join us at 6 p.m. for a delicious meal (no-host), meet our guest speaker and say “howdy” to other birders.  Meals average $7.00 to $10.00. 

 

Maricopa Audubon Society 64th Annual Banquet

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Lakeside Room
Tempe Center for the Arts
700 West Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ

6:00 pm Social Hour, raffle, and silent auction

7:00 pm Buffet Dinner

Cost: $28 per person ($25 for “Friends of Maricopa Audubon”)

Reservations required by April 20. No-shows will be billed. For information, contact laurienessel@gmail.com.

You may pay at the door (cash or check) or mail checks payable to Maricopa Audubon Society to: MAS Banquet, c/o Vicki Hire, Treasurer PO Box 603, Chandler, AZ 85244

Our agenda will include induction of our new Board and a presentation of the Ninth Annual Herb Fibel Memorial Award for Distinguished Service to the Maricopa Audubon Society.

Guest Speaker


David Pearson

CUBA: Politics, Conservation, and Birding 

 

 

 

 

Until the last few years, Cuba has been a mystery destination for US citizens.  It's wildlife,conservation and ecotourism are tightly tied to economics, politics, and cultural clashes that are often bewildering and complicated by years of mistrust and lack of communication.  What are the answers and how do we find them is the underlying goal of this presentation, even if we only scratch the surface.

David Pearson’s research focuses on using the interaction of ecology, conservation, ecotourism,and education to develop methods that promote sustainable use of biodiversity. He has studied a range of habitat including coral atolls and desert grasslands. He has worked on a breadth of organisms from crabs to insects, and Paramecia to birds. Pearson’s current research concentrates on a mall group of insects—tiger beetles—in tropical lowland rain forests. He also works on international environmental education exchanges for graduate students and elementary teachers and students that promote critical thinking skills and appreciation of cultural diversity.
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