Learn about nature topics at lunch series
Mass Audubon’s Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary will host a four-part lunch series featuring natural history topics with a coastal theme. The series will be held at the Stone Barn Farm, 786 E. Horseneck Rd. in Dartmouth on Wednesdays this summer.
The events are free to attend and are open to the public. Those attending should bring a bagged lunch.
Here is the schedule of topics:
July 17: South Coast Climate Forum. Alexandra Vecchio, Climate Change Program Manager for Mass Audubon, will present a discussion beyond the basic facts of climate change and how it is impacting the area locally, with room for discussion.
July 24: Rocky Invaders. Dr. Christopher Bloch of Bridgewater State University will lead a discussion about human alteration of natural ecosystems, including the introduction of non-native species. He will discuss the Asian Shore Crab as an example of an up-and-coming invasive species.
July 31: Witnessing the White Shark. Staff from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy will discuss the latest about Atlantic white sharks. Since 2013, the organization has worked in collaboration with many partners to support scientific research, improve and influence factors that affect public safety, and to educate the community to inspire a greater understanding of white sharks and the conservation of the species.
August 7: Ecological Projects Spotlight. Teams from the SouthCoast Sanctuaries will discuss projects being undertaken at Mass Audubon properties locally. They include helping local populations of osprey, tree and barn swallows, piping plovers, and other species.
Visit massaudubon.org for more information.