FESTIVAL OF BIRDS
Save the Date
Three days of field trips, including birding walks, buggy rides and boat tours, are offered in conjunction with local partners. Field trip prices range from $0 – $150, and registration is required.
Friday, January 17
Keynote speaker presentation held at our Environmental Learning Center
Saturday, January 18
At our Environmental Learning Center, attend the speaker talks about different environmental topics
Spot by one of the food trucks for a quick refreshment.
Sunday, January 19
Enjoy watching birds soar on our bird watching field trips.
Attend one of the lectures to learn more about native Florida Birds.
Dr. George Archibald: My Life with Cranes
Born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada, Archibald received his undergraduate degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1968, and completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University in 1977. Archibald has received four honorary doctorates for his many accomplishments and many awards including the Gold Medal from the World Wildlife Fund, a Fellows Award from the MacArthur Foundation, The Wildlife Conservation Medal from the Zoological Society of San Diego, the Lilly Medal presented by the Indianapolis Zoo, and the Douglas H. Pimlott Award from Nature Canada, Order of Canada on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, and received the inaugural Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership from the National Audubon Society.
George Archibald’s visionary leadership in international conservation efforts over the past 40 years has given flight to crane conservation worldwide. Archibald is a true conservation ambassador. He leverages the charisma of cranes to unite people from diverse cultures and countries to work together and preserve the landscapes necessary for the survival of both cranes and people. Dr. Archibald will be signing books at the end of his presentation.