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.
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Scheduled Programs

MONTH SPEAKER DETAILS
Oct 3 @7PM Dr. Elizabeth Forys Beach Nesting Birds
Camera Traps help tell the story of two successful nesters: Black Skimmers and
Wilson's Plovers
The 2022 breeding season was a big success for the Black Skimmers nesting on our Pinellas County municipal beaches as well as Wilson's
Plovers nesting at Ft. De Soto and Outback Key. In addition to our normal methods of data collection, this season we were aided by the use of game-cameras placed
Nov 7 @7PM Kim Begay, VP Conservation Potluck and Atlantic Puffins at Hog Island
Please bring your own serving pieces and a dish to share.
Kim Begay, our Conservation VP, will share her adventures and experiences at the National Audubon Society Hog Island Camp in Maine from June of 2022. From bird walks, educational seminars, meeting Dr. Stephen Kress and the other dedicated Hog Island staff, and a fascinating boat trip to Eastern Egg Rock, where there were hundreds of nesting Common Terns, Guillemots, Eiders, Storm Petrels, and Atlantic Puffins, you'll hear all about what makes this amazing camp so special!
Dec 5 @7PM Seth Benz, Bird Ecology Director The Birds of Maine
Seth is the Director of the ANP's Bird Ecology Program and one of Maine's most knowledgeable bird guides. He will share details about the upcoming May 2023 Maine trip.
Jan 2 @7PM Reverend Bob & Terry Fortner Caladesi Island’s Discovery Center
Join us to learn about the history and legacy of Caladesi Island and the new discovery center. After years of planning and fundraising, the new center is opening this year and will be a great place to learn about the varied history of this special state park.
Feb 6 @7PM Tom & Lindsey Bell  In September of 2022, Tom & Lindsay headed on a 6,000 mile round trip in their Sportsmobile (affectionately known as The BirdMobile) around Quebec’s Gaspe Peninsula to the mouth of the mighty St. Lawrence River. This area is one of the best whale-watching spots in the world and also has a wealth of other marine mammals as well as very diverse birdlife.
Please join us on Monday, February 6th at 7:00 PM when Tom & Lindsay will share their photographs and experiences with the birds and other wildlife of the North Atlantic.
Mar 6 @7PM Dave Goodwin Crested Caracara
This program takes a look at the most unusual member of the falcon family in Florida. We will discuss the current status of this species in Florida, looking at it's behavior, breeding, and adaptation to changing habitat within Florida.
April 3 @7PM Ron Smith Butterflies of Pinellas County
Join us for an evening all about the butterflies of Pinellas County.  Ron Smith, author of the Birds of Pinellas County, will share with us the details and adventures of his latest Pinellas County butterfly book.
May 8 @7PM TBA  


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

 

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