The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents Year of the Bird: 100th Anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act Saturday, September 8, 2018 4pm-6pm.
In 1918, Congress passed a law to protect migratory birds which were being decimated from poaching and over-hunting. Thornton W. Burgess, local author and conservationist from Sandwich, was influential in helping pass this landmark legislation.
One hundred years later, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act is under attack. Learn more about its history and impact on migratory bird life if weakened, at a panel discussion moderated by Cape Cod Times bird columnist, Phil Kyle.
Panelists will include: Christine Lowrance, author of “Nature’s Ambassador: The Legacy of Thornton W. Burgess;” Ed Hoopes, Professor of Environmental Science at Cape Cod Community College, wildlife biologist; Stephanie Paventy of the Cape Cod Bird Club, and Gretchen Moran-Towers, Education Coordinator at Green Briar Nature Center.
Ms. Lowrance will have a book signing after the event.
Admission is $5 per person.
For more information and reservations please call: 508-896-3867, ext. 133