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Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland invites you to our
Saturday Afternoon Backyard Naturalist Series
Saturday, October 4 3:00-5:00 PM
Marni Ursl, Audubon Ohio
In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk. Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.
As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Balog finds himself at the end of his tether. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality. It takes years for Balog to see the fruits of his labor. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.
SABN programs are held at the Novak Education Center, 381 Townline Road, Aurora.
Butterfly Survey at Hiram College
October 5th Sunday 12:00 PM
Hiram College Field Station, 11305 Wheeler Road
Learn how to identify common butterfly species at Hiram College. You will be trained in how to walk a butterfly transect and will experience the start of a citizen science project to promote butterfly conservation! For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
October 11th Saturday 2:00 PM
Scouts in kindergarten through 3rd grade can learn about birds and earn a “Junior Birder” patch and a one-year membership in the Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland. Participants will learn the parts of a bird and find out about beaks, feet, nests, bones, wings, and much more. Each station includes a hands-on activity and something to take home. Graduates of the 2013 Scout Day will teach the younger scouts this year, with adult volunteers supervising each activity. $5 per scout. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Autumn Leaf Color HikeHike
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 2:00 PM
Led by Jim Tomko
Seethe spectacular palette of colors spreading out as far as the eye can see over the beautiful Chagrin River Valley. The mix of tree species and Mother Nature’s paint brush along with cool nights and the optimal amount of moisture will provide a show rivaling all other regions. Hopefully the sun will shine on us this year and reflect a dazzling scene. Meet at the Hach-Otis parking lot at the end of Skyline Drive off River Road in Willoughby Hills.
Special Co-op Event
October 19th Sunday 2:00 PM
Symposium on Wind Energy & Wildlife
Independence Civic Center
6363 Selig Dr. Independence, OH
Please join us, the Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society and the Kirtland Bird Club at this special, co-op event. Featured speakers include Dr. Michael Hutchins, American Bird Conservancy (ABC); Dr. Lorry Wagner, Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCO); and Jen Miller, Sierra Club. We are fortunate to have representatives from three organizations deeply interested in the use of wind energy and its potential impacts on avian wildlife. The ABC has a strong, successful record working to conserve birds throughout the Americas. LEEDCo is a regional non-profit and economic development organization building an offshore wind energy industry in Ohio. The Sierra Club is the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Expect an afternoon of rousing debate and information.
For a slide show "Introduction to Birding", click here
For a slide show "Life Cycles of Migratory Birds", click here
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The Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland (ASGC)
promotes the conservation and appreciation of birds and other
wildlife through habitat preservation and educational activities.
It is a chapter of the National Audubon Society and is one of
northeast Ohio’s oldest continuously operating environmental
organizations; founded in 1928. ASGC now has over 1,200 members
throughout NE Ohio and owns over 500 acres of land protected as
both Audubon Sanctuaries and Ohio State Nature Preserves. It restored and renovated a building located in the Audubon Blanche Katherine Novak Sanctuary as a regional Novak
To view our form 990 "Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax" click here.