Community Outreach Programming

CAS Program Schedule

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Programs Schedule Table

Monthly meetings are held at Moccasin Lake Nature Park the 1st Monday of the month from October to May. Meet & Greet at 6:30PM, Program begins at 7PM..

We believe that diversity, equality and inclusion are essential to creating global citizens who celebrate the unique differences of all and understand that each person plays a critical role in our global society.

Previous Programs

MONTH SPEAKER DETAILS
May 2
@7PM

Mary Miller
Tampa Audubon
The North American bluebirds are cavity nesters and their numbers seriously declined when the English house sparrow was introduced in 1851 and took over their nesting cavities. This presentation tells of the remarkable recovery of the bluebird through conservation efforts of individuals and the North American Bluebird Society, which instituted the concept of bluebird trails. The Tampa Audubon Society maintains 56 bluebird boxes at Flatwoods Park along the seven-mile walking/biking/skating trail. Even though the trail has been there for over 40 years, it has just been monitored for the last 17 years and this presentation will give you the very encouraging results. Meet & Greet @6:30, Program @7PM in the Classroom at Moccasin Lake Nature Park.
April 4 @7PM Evan Earl Jr. & Barbara Hoffman from Brooker Creek Preserve. Join Evan and Barbara as they share special insight into the Preserve’s best features, educational programs and opportunities. It’s like a backstage pass to an amazing 8,700 acre Pinellas County asset! Primarily forested wetland and in flatwoods, it’s a unique refuge for flora and fauna- not to mention a vital migration stopover habitat. Meet & Greet @6:30, Program @7PM in the Classroom at Moccasin Lake Nature Park
March 7 @7PM Bill Kaempfer Bill will guide you through his trip to the Central Flyway in Kansas (and a bit of Missouri) taken at the end of last October where over
100,000 were recorded! The program is based on a PowerPoint developed by Janette and Craig Liddle with their photos as well as
those from Anne Ruben. Couldn't be there? View our previous programs on our YouTube channel.
February 7 @7PM Paul Trunk

Over 100 species of birds can be discovered in the Sonoran Desert! Join Paul Trunk as he takes us to the Sonoran Desert and speaks about how major plants have adapted to survive in the desert. Paul will also show bird species found in the desert that compliment the birds in the east.

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January 3 @7PM Tom & Lindsay Bell The Bells share another one of their breathtaking adventures from the Canadian Arctic! Tom & Lindsay Bell will share their story of their amazing adventure- join us and get excitined about birding in 2022.
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December 6
@7PM
Holley Short
Audubon FL
During the winter months, Florida experiences the migration of a few “snowbirds.” Seabirds and shorebirds travel long distances and spend great amounts of energy to overwinter right here in Tampa Bay. Holley Short, the Shorebird Program Manager for Audubon Florida in the Tampa area, will discuss shorebird migration and the amazing species that spend their winters with us.
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November 1 @7PM James Stevenson
UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension Services
Botanical Science for Beginners
How do plants work? How do they interact with the environment? How do they defend themselves? We will investigate the fascinating and complex Plant Kingdom in an introduction to Botanical Science. Recommended for adults.

We will be live on Zoom and Facebook. View our previous programs on our YouTube channel.
October 4 @7PM Vernon Bryant, Florida Botanical Gardens

Vernon will share with us the current and future plans and programs of the Florida Botanical Gardens.

He has been the Executive Director of the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation for the last 4 years. Community service is a large part of Vernon’s life. In addition to his work at the Botanical Gardens, he has served on the boards of Pinellas County Young Life, Gulf Coast Jewish Family Community Service, Greater Largo Library Foundation and the Friends of Ridgecrest.

We will be live on Zoom and Facebook. View our previous programs on our YouTube channel.


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