DEEP: Connecticut DEEP Hosts Program on Butterflies, Birds, Bison and More

October 2, 2013

Connecticut DEEP Hosts Program on Butterflies, Birds, Bison and More
 
The Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society, in cooperation with Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will host a program entitled Butterflies, Birds, Bison and More. The presentation will take place at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 15 at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby.
 
Donna Rose Smith, an educator at the Kellogg Environmental Center, will share tales of her close encounters with the flora and fauna in one of North America’s most visited and interesting ecosystems, the Greater Yellowstone Basin. Donna Rose spent the summer of 2012 living, working and doing research in Grand Teton National Park. She also explored beyond the boundaries of the park in search of butterflies, birds, mammals and plants.
 
Donna Rose has worked and volunteered surveying birds by sight and sound. Projects she has worked on include National Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Counts, Audubon Connecticut's Connecticut Highlands Survey, Sharon Audubon's MAPS program, Connecticut  Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Wetland Call Back Survey and most recently Teton Science School's Song Birds and Development research.
 
While working in the field of environmental education and conservation Donna Rose earned a degree in biology with teaching certification from Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU). She then went on and completed her MS in biology with a focus on ecology at SCSU.
 
The Kellogg Environmental Center is located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, CT.  Light refreshments will be served after the program.  A donation of $5.00/ adult is requested and children under 12 are free. For further information, directions, or to register, please phone the Kellogg Environmental Center at (203) 734-2513 or contact Dennis Kocyla at (203) 734-9325 or:  dennisk32@yahoo.com