Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m.—PROCTORSVILLE—Sue Morse of Keeping Track will make an appearance at elementary school in Proctorsville Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. to present a talk “Animals of the North—What Will Global Climate Change Mean for Them?”
Her program is designed to educate audiences about ways in which northern wildlife species are already being affected by climate change, with more serious challenges ahead. Canada lynx, moose, American marten, caribou, polar bear, arctic fox and arctic marine mammals and waterfowl are some of the species covered in this stunningly beautiful show. Morse promises not to overwhelm the audience with bad news. Instead, her program will devote equal time sharing remarkable images and stories about plants and animals in their northern habitats—a Sll in the spirit of Jane Goodall’s “reason for hope.” The intent is to inspire attendees, young and old alike, to join in the vital crusade to change our fossil fuel-burning ways, conserve natural resources and share a healthy planet with all that lives.
The program will be appealing for all ages, children and adults. Suggested donation is $5 for adults and $2 for children.
Sue Morse is a nationally recognized naturalist and habitat specialist with 40 years of experience tracking and monitoring wildlife uses of habitat throughout North America. She founded a non-profit organization called Keeping Track in 1994, out of her concern that development in all its forms often unwittingly harms, isolates and even eliminates habitat critical to local biodiversity and broad-scale ecological health. More than 40,000 acres of land in 12 states and Quebec have been conserved on the basis of evidence gathered by Keeping Track teams.
For more information, call 802-226-7259.
What does climate change mean for polar bears and other northern wildlife? Naturalist Sue Morse discusses her research in a talk in Proctorsville, Wednesday.