Community Outreach Programming

Monthly Meetings are held at 7pm on the first Monday of the month October-May at Moccasin Lake Nature Park 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater, FL 33759. Mix-and-mingle starts at 6:30.

CAS Program Schedule

Programs Schedule Table

Download the Programs & Field Trips Brochure

MONTH SPEAKER DETAILS
OCTOBER
1
Barb Walker “An Evening with Raptors” Barb Walker
Enjoy an evening with a wide variety of our educational ambassador birds. Hear how they represent what Audubon stands for. Bring your camera and get your close up with these amazing birds!
NOVEMBER
5
Various Potluck “Ecuador Trip”
Madeleine & team and Hog Island Campers Hear about the adventures and see the amazing photos. Please provide your own dinnerware and a dish to share. Drinks provided by CAS.
DECEMBER
3
Jim Stevenson “Spiders” Jim Stevenson Pinellas County Educator
Spiders play an important role in the environment. Come learn how to recognize spiders, find out what their benefits are and their role in the ecosystem...bird food and nesting material.
JANUARY
7
James Stevenson “Gulf Migration” James Stevenson, Galveston Ornithological Society, TEXAS
The idea that tiny songbirds that weigh far less than the change found in the average pocket manage to migrate 600 miles across the Gulf of Mexico was long considered fanciful.
FEBRUARY
4
Dr. Richard Raid “Barn Owls, Nature’s Mousetrap” Dr. Richard Raid
Frequently called, “One of the most beneficial birds on earth,” Rick will describe the biology of Barn Owls and detail ongoing efforts to enhance their populations in South Florida and throughout our state.
MARCH 4 Paul Trunk “Life Cycles of Butterflies” Paul Trunk
With the focus being on the butterflies of Florida, he will speak about the strategies lepidopteras use to survive from egg to adult.
APRIL 1 Mary Keith “Birds of South Africa” Mary Keith
She will share about her trip to the Southern Cape, Kruger National Park, a pelagic trip, a night excursion thru Kruger and drive across Blyde Canyon.
MAY 6 Vince Morris/ Ryan Grumbly “Red-cockaded Woodpeckers” Vince Morris/Ryan Grumbly Ecologist w/FFS, Withlacoochee Forestry Center
With the disappearance of RCW’s specialized habitat to 10% of the original, it took folks like Vince & Ryan to bring back the population’s numbers. Come hear the details of the Red-cockaded Woodpecker’s amazing comeback.

"Come forth into the light of things, let Nature be your teacher". ~William Wordsworth

 

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