“Seasonal Wildlife Adaptations,” Presented by Katie Brodeur, Education & Outreach Specialist at the Center for Wildlife in Neddick, ME, with Live Animal “Ambassadors!”
April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
This program is co-sponsored by Abbot Public Library and the Marblehead Conservancy.
Access the Zoom event at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 11th by visiting https://tinyurl.com/Seasonal-Wildlife or by dialing +1-929-205-6099 from the New York Time Zone (if you’re in a different time zone, find out what number to call at https://zoom.us/u/acjnB2vf8W) and entering the following information:
Meeting ID: 972 4420 2667
As winter comes to an end and we prepare for the beginning of spring, Abbot Public Library and the Marblehead Conservancy are delighted to host guest speaker Katie Brodeur, Education & Outreach Specialist, along with live animal “ambassadors” from the Center for Wildlife, Cape Neddick, Maine, for a virtual program via Zoom on Sunday, April 11th at 2:00 pm, focusing on animal behavior and the changing seasons!
Native wildlife have amazing adaptations they use to survive extreme cold, heat, wind, and other elements. With assistance from live, non-releasable raptor, reptile, and mammal ambassadors, we will examine their special tools for surviving the New England seasons such as an owl’s feathered talons or hibernation and migration. Katie will focus on seasonal wildlife and their adaptations as well as tips on spotting and helping local wildlife.
Please note: school age children are welcome to join this virtual event with their adult companions.
After 30 wonderful years since its inception, the Center for Wildlife is the largest wildlife medical facility in northern New England, servicing a 100-mile radius in both Southern Maine & New Hampshire. All of its educators are Project WILD certified. Their programs help raise money to care for over 2,400 injured and orphaned wildlife every year. For more information, visit their website at www.thecenterforwildlife.org.
Katie Brodeur studied Biology at the University of Vermont and graduated with her BS in 2014. She studied mostly community and behavioral ecology, but her concentration in Zoology allowed her a lot of flexibility in the courses she could take. Brodeur’s interest in working with animals brought her to internships in veterinary clinics and animal shelters while in college, and while she found the work intensely rewarding, she knew she wanted to work with a wider variety of species. Brodeur has been with the Center for Wildlife for the past six years, growing through positions like their Education & Outreach Fellow and Resident Environmental Educator. In these positions, Brodeur learned CFW’s environmental education philosophy, developed relationships with many of their permanently disabled ambassadors, and provided support with ambassador care and presenting programs. Brodeur’s knowledge and passion is a tremendous asset to their education & outreach program.