Chapter Meetings

From September through May, Forsyth Audubon holds Chapter Meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month except December featuring fascinating guest and member speakers and programs. We meet in the Visitor Center at Historic Bethabara Park on Bethabara Road. Meetings begin at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome, so please, come join us!

     We will not have a December Chapter Meeting. Here are the speakers for our upcoming Chapter Meetings in 2023. Look for more details about these speakers and their presentations:

January 24 – Dr. Joe Poston will be presenting on pollinator gardens and the pleasures of anti-mowing. Dr. Poston is a professor of biology at Catawba College. He is interested in ornithology, ecology, animal behavior, and conservation biology. He serves on the NC Wildlife Resources Commission’s Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee, on the Scientific Council for Birds in North Carolina, and on the North Carolina Bird Atlas Steering Committee and Scientific Committee.

February 28 – Jean Chamberlain will be bringing some bird friends from OWLs Roost

March 28 – Jessica Mendez-Rowe from the Piedmont Environmental Alliance will speak

April 25 – Hannah Partridge’s topic will be vultures

May 23 – Samantha Foxx’s topic will be the importance of pollinators and self-sufficiency We will be meeting at her farm Mother’s Finest Farm School. Email to RSVP and get the address for this meeting.

In our February Chapter Meeting, we heard from Tenijah Hamilton.

Tenijah Hamilton is a seasoned program strategist, storyteller and creative producer with experience turning ambitious ideas into audacious realities. Since earning her Bachelors in Mass Communications, Creative Writing and Film and Media studies in 2015, Tenijah has worked at the intersection of media and impact everywhere from the renowned Tribeca Film Festival to NOVA on PBS, the longest running primetime science documentary series on American television. Currently, she hosts and produces a podcast called Bring Birds Back about conservation efforts by formal and citizen scientists that are impacting birds, through the lens of intersectionality and environmental justice. Additionally, Tenijah has just wrapped up her tenure as board chair of Catalyst, GBH Educational Foundation’s first ERG for employee’s of color where she led a diverse team of professionals in advocating for a more equitable and inclusive public media system. Her topic for our Chapter Meeting was “Who is Birding For?” Click here to see a recording of Tenijah Hamilton’s presentation.