Sep 12, 2016 | Friends of County Parks |
Florida Birding and Nature Festival 2016 Celebrating Wildlife Corridors and the Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial When: October 13-16, 2016 Where: Hillsborough Community College’s LEED-Gold Certified South Shore campus, 551 24th St. NE, Ruskin, FL 33570 The Florida Birding and Nature Festival’s mission is to promote appreciation and conservation of Florida’s wildlife and their habitats through responsible nature-based tourism and public awareness. Discover the wild side of Tampa Bay and beyond! Experience peak migration in some of the most important flyway stopovers in Florida. Learn about iconic species like alligators and panthers, birding and nature photography tips from professionals, plus the history and future of conservation efforts from local to global experts in their fields. This family-friendly festival also includes a variety of children’s activities. Festival registration gives you access to a wide array of field trips exploring both coastal and inland destinations in a five- county region on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 14-16. Registration also includes more than 25 on-campus programs Friday and Saturday, on topics ranging from plants, insects, birds, reptiles, mammals, and more! There are presentations for all skill levels, including how-to workshops for creating wildlife habitat in your own back yard. Social events are open to the public (festival registration not required), and they include buffet dinners along with captivating presentations at the historic Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin. SOCIAL EVENTS Thursday, October 13th – “Stewards of the Land,” discussion with Hillsborough County eco-visionaries. Friday, October 14th – “The Global Owl Project,” keynote by project director David Johnson. Saturday, October 15th – “Florida Wildlife Corridors,” keynote by explorer and photographer Carlton Ward, Jr. DETAILS AND REGISTRATION ONLINE www.floridabirdingandnaturefestival.org For questions about registration or sponsorship, please contact Melanie Higgins 813-625-1271 or email@example.com.
Celebrating Wildlife Corridors and the Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial
When: October 13-16, 2016
Where: Hillsborough Community College’s LEED-Gold Certified South Shore campus, 551 24th St. NE, Ruskin, FL 33570
The Florida Birding and Nature Festival’s mission is to promote appreciation and conservation of Florida’s wildlife and their habitats through responsible nature-based tourism and public awareness.
The Friends of the County Parks, established in 1988, is a group of concerned citizens joining together to promote financial and community support to the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Department. They develop public awareness of recreation as an important part of day-to-day life.
Funds provided by The Friends of the County Parks are used as a supplement to the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department budget and does not replace allocated tax dollars. These additional funds helps maintain, improve, and enhance services provided by the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department. The Friends of the County Parks enjoys a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit exemption status.
Friends of the County Parks meetings are held first Thursday of each month. For more information please call the administrative office at 813-744-5595.
Pete Fowler, President
Jan Smith, Vice President
David Braun, Vice President
Katherine Tabor, Treasurer