The Secret Lives of Snowy Plovers

  • Seymour Marine Discovery Center 100 Shaffer Rd Santa Cruz, CA, 95060 United States

The Secret Lives of Snowy Plovers
with Kriss Neuman, Waterbird Ecologist
part of the Science Sundays series at Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Sunday, April 19, 1:00PM, and the third Sunday of each month
Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz
included with museum admission
http://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu/learn/ongoing-education/science-sundays

Join us on the third Sunday of every month (except December), for a public lecture from a marine scientist, who presents current research and topics in an entertaining and easy-to-understand format, with up-to-date photos, video, and discussion. Science Sunday is for everyone interested in the world around them.

Doors open to the lecture hall at 12:30PM. Lecture passes are available at the admissions counter at noon. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. No late seating. Lectures are one-hour long, including time for a few questions at the end. Science Sunday is free with admission, and always free for members. Recommended for ages 10 and older.

Ecology and Conservation of the Snowy Plover

Take a look inside the life of the diminutive snowy plover. Threatened by habitat loss, poor reproductive success, and human disturbance, the snowy plover has been federally protected since 1993. This shorebird nests locally on the sandy beaches of Monterey Bay and beyond, from Southern Washington to Baja California.

Join Point Blue Conservation Science biologist Kriss Neuman as she discusses the species’ ecology, recent research findings, and conservation threats of this fascinating but imperiled shorebird.