August 2016: An Evening at the Hook Lecture SeriesMonday, August 15, 2016 at 7:00-8:00p.m.
Monday, August 15, 2016, at 7:00-8:00p.m. Join us for our monthly lecture series program!
This month's program is titled, "Tracking Ospreys in the Age of Silicon: Migration, Ecology, and Conservation."
For tonight’s lecture, please join Dr. Rob Birregaard, who is currently the research associate of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, to hear about his fascinating research discoveries on Osprey migration. Dr. Rob Bierregaard has been tagging Ospreys in the eastern U.S. since 2000. He has deployed satellite transmitters on 52 juvenile and 43 adult Ospreys. His studies—the first to collect a significant body of data on juvenile migration—have led to surprising discoveries about the dispersal and migration of naïve Ospreys as they leave their natal territories and explore the world around them. And now with ever-more sophisticated satellite transmitters he has been able to document in unprecedented detail the hunting behavior of adult males feeding their families.
Please join us tonight to learn more!
The lecture is free, open to the public, and fun for the entire family. Seating is limited on a first-come, first-serve basis in the refuge’s auditorium. Join us before the lecture at 6:30 p.m. for light refreshments.