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Nature Night Speaker Series

Mt. Hood Landscape by Adam Stunkel
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2018/2019 Nature Night Series

Portland Audubon’s 2018-2019 Nature Night Speakers Series is committed to presenting entertaining and expert talks on natural history, wildlife, and conservation issues. This season, we have worked to intentionally integrate important pieces of our Strategic Plan to center Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, broaden our audience and impact, and expand our partnerships.

Nature Night is a chance for the community to engage with naturalists, authors, artists, enthusiasts, and activists about issues that affect the world around us. With topics ranging from hidden places of the Pacific Northwest to diversity in the conservation movement to bats, there is a talk for everyone. Our series takes place on the second Tuesday of the month, November through May (unless otherwise noted).

November 2018

Creating Generational and Communal Ties to Nature

with Vicente Harrison, author and park ranger
November 13, 6:30 p.m., Heron Hall Heron Hall (5151 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR)

6:30 p.m.: Book signing and songs of unity with Aaron Nigel Smith
7–8 p.m.: Presentation followed by short discussion

See more information.


December 2018

 Saving the Double-crested Cormorants of East Sand Island

with Bob Sallinger, Portland Audubon Conservation Director
December 4, 7 p.m., Heron Hall (5151 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR)

See more information.


January 2019

Harnessing the Power of Grassroots Organizing

with Jo Ann Hardesty, Portland City Council

January 15, 7 p.m., Montgomery Park


February 2019

Film Screening at Hollywood Theater

February 20, 7:30 p.m., Hollywood Theater (4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212)


March 2019

Why Environmental Sustainability Depends on Diversity In Our Movement

with Teresa Baker, founder of the African American National Park Event
March 12, 7 p.m., Location TBD


April 2019

The Story of Portland’s Parks and Greenspaces Told Through Their Birds

with Michael Murphy, Ornithologist and Portland State University professor

April 9, 7 p.m., Location TBD


May 2019

Past, Present, and Future – What Museum Collections Tell Us About Birds

with Cecily Douglas, Biology Teaching Lab Manager at Portland State University
May 14, 7 p.m., Location TBD


Click on any of the above Nature Nights for more information about a specific talk. 

Please sign up here if you want to put your name on the list to attend any or all of our Nature Night series. By signing up, you are putting your name on the list for Express Entry and to be contacted should any changes arise like a cancellation or additional speaker. 

Contact the Curator of Nature Night, Aaron Shilkaitis, at ashilkaitis@audubonportland.org.

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