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.
Beginning in September 2023, we will meet in a new location. We will be meeting at Woosley Chapel at the Crossnore School. The Crossnore School is located at 1001 Reynolda Road in Winston-Salem. Enter the campus through the main entrance on Reynolda Road and turn left at the first intersection. Go about 1/8 of a mile up the hill (slowly, there are speed bumps) and you’ll see the Woosley Chapel parking area on your right. Park there and Woosley Chapel faces the quad area.
Our September 26 Chapter Meeting will feature Chris Marsh who whose topic will be “When Birds Follow People: Why Birds are Where They Are.” Bird distribution is highly dynamic and provides insight into landscape change over decades, or even centuries. Chris will share stories of 10 bird species whose “distribution stories” parallel the stories of people sharing the North American landscape with them. He will also describe conservation challenges associated with birds who thrived in response to human-caused changes to fields and forests.
We will have a social time starting at 6:30 PM and the program will begin at 7:00.
In our February 2022 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.