December Meeting: Tom Snyder – Nature, zoos, and conservation

December Meeting: Tom Snyder – Nature, zoos, and conservation

Thursday December 13   7 pm – 9 pm  at the Clover Center for Arts and Spirituality    1101 Clover St, Rochester, NY 14610 The Seneca Park Zoo works in multiple countries. The Zoo supports more than 20 organizations over the last few years, conserving wildlife and wild places of animals we represent.  In this talk, Tom will take you through his path from a pet store employee to zookeeper to his current role as a zoo director. Read more…

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December Meeting: Tom Snyder - Nature, zoos, and conservation

Dec 13, 2018

December Meeting: Tom Snyder - Nature, zoos, and conservation

Tom Snyder will take you through his path to his current role as a zoo director. He will talk about a childhood of exploration, and about his early field days in the Bahamas through his most recent trip to Guatemala. He will give you a glimpse of what it is like to have to balance partnerships, and a dedicated staff to increase conservation impact while telling a compelling story.
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Rochester Christmas Bird Count – Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Dec 16, 2018

Rochester Christmas Bird Count – Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Join us for the 119th Christmas Bird Count of the National Audubon Society and the 115th Rochester CBC. New observers will be paired with experienced birders. Lots of eyes make for a better count! Contact area leader for details.
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Little Lakes Christmas Bird Count – Saturday, December 29th, 2018

Dec 29, 2018

Little Lakes Christmas Bird Count – Saturday, December 29th, 2018

This year marks the 119th count nationwide and the 67th count for the area. The count date is Saturday, December 29, 2018.
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Pine Grosbeak - Durand Eastman Park - © Nick Kachala - Nov 25, 2018

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Where to Bird this Month: December

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