Date: 8/21/20 2:21 pm From: Kathleen Krall <krallfamily...> Subject: [obol] SEPT 12 OBA MEETING-IMPORTANT UPDATED INFO
Oregon Birding Association (OBA) and Washington Ornithological Society (WOS) are thrilled to announce the keynote speaker for our joint VIRTUAL 2020 annual meeting. We are fortunate to have engaged master teacher, birder and writer Dr. J. Drew Lanham, Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Clemson University. A former American Birding Association (ABA) Board member, Lanham has written for many publications including Orion and Audubon magazines and The New York Times, and is a published poet. His book The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature won the 2017 Southern Book Prize. His research focuses on songbird ecology, as well as the African-American role in natural resources conservation. J. Drew Lanham was interviewed by OBA member Noah Stryker for the April 2020 issue of Birding magazine.
Dr. Lanham’s presentation, entitled “Coloring the Conservation Conversation,” will begin at 5 pm PST on Saturday, September 12, 2020. This virtual talk will be recorded and available for a limited time to members who are unable to join us on September 12. Following a short dinner break, the OBA annual business meeting will start at 7 pm the same night. There will be no charge for the meeting this year.
Approximately a week prior to the meeting, “zoom link“ information for joinIng the meeting will be sent to current OBA and WOS members. (It will not be posted on OBOL). Now is the time to join or to renew your membership, and to be sure that your contact information is up to date. You don’t want to miss the chance to hear J. Drew Lanham speak!
OBA president-elect Sarah Swanson will moderate a question and answer session following the keynote address. Questions may be submitted now via the OBA website, using the “Contact us” button. See https://oregonbirding.org/contact-oba/ During the talk, questions may be submitted via the chat function.