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Water: Sustaining Bird Life

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Water is fundamental to life on our planet. Many migratory birds rely on aquatic ecosystems during their life cycles. We’ll explore the 2023 World Migratory Bird Day theme “Water: Sustaining Bird Life” and how that relates to Minnesota’s wetlands, rivers, lakes, streams, marshes, and ponds - all of which are vital for bird feeding, drinking, or nesting, and also as places to rest and refuel during their long migratory journeys.

This event is part of We Are Water MN, a traveling exhibit and community engagement initiative that explores the science, history, story, culture, and relationships of water in Minnesota, and, in this case, the lower St. Croix River Valley. The exhibit will be on view at Stillwater Public Library from October 12 through December 3, 2023. We Are Water MN is led by the Minnesota Humanities Center in partnership with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; Board of Water and Soil Resources; the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources; the Minnesota Historical Society; and the University of Minnesota Extension. We Are Water MN is funded in part with money from the Clean Water, Land, & Legacy Fund and by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Monday, October 30, 2023
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Stillwater Public Library
  Lifelong Learning  
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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Stillwater resident Joanna Eckles joins us again to talk birds! Joanna started birding in elementary school, studied Wildlife Science (Cornell University) and Conservation Biology (University of Minnesota) and has had a 30+ year career (so far) working for the Minnesota Zoo, The World Parrot Trust, Audubon, The Raptor Center (UMN), and now at American Bird Conservancy (ABC) where she is the Bird City Network Coordinator.