Brown Bag Lunch: Why Do We Need Carnivores? – CANCELLED
July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Due to COVID-19, this event has been CANCELLED and may not be rescheduled. Please continue to check our website calendar as we reschedule some of these important events.
Join conservation biologist Geri Vistein at noon on July 16 for a presentation on carnivores and their importance to and impact on our environment. What does it matter whether coyotes live in Maine’s landscapes or not? And what if mountain lions and wolves return again to Maine – what does it matter to YOU? What do they have to do with the landscape of Maine? What do they have to do with us and our lives, and the lives of our children and future generations?
Come find out as Geri Vistein shares research that has discovered the real life stories of carnivores – what happened to them, then what happened to their prey, then what happened to the land we call America, and then what happens to us. Come be enthralled by stories taken from all over our American continent and our home here in Maine.
Geri Vistein is a Conservation Biologist whose focus is carnivores and their vital role in maintaining the biodiversity of our planet. In addition to research and collaboration with fellow biologists, foresters, and organizations here in Maine, she focuses her work on educating our Maine community about carnivores, and how we can coexist with them. She achieves this by working closely with our farmers who wish to learn coexisting skills, by creating outreach projects with artists, musicians, and puppeteers, experiential programs for our children, pursuing citizen science, and by presenting various programs on carnivores and us to diverse audiences all over the state of Maine. She is the Founder of Coyote Center for Carnivore Ecology and Coexistence whose Mission is to share with community members the science we know of our returning carnivores and the skills to live well with them. You can visit her educational website at: www.CoyoteLivesinMaine.org
As always, Brown Bag Lunch talks are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided but please feel free to bring your own lunch. The talk will be given in Room 110 at Wright Hall.