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Summer Series: Join Us for Virtual Wildlife Events

May 17th, 2020

Wildlife takes center stage this summer in a series of virtual presentations.

Conserve Wildlife Foundation and Mercer County Park Commission will present four one-hour webinars this summer, focusing on wildlife that affects our lives, even in an urbanized environment.

The series is presented in partnership with the Wildlife Center Friends, with funding from PSE&G. Webinars will take place from 7 to 8 pm and conclude with a Q&A session for the public to ask questions about any of the topics after each program. Participants can submit questions in advance of the program to krypkema@mercercounty.org, or through the chat feature during the webinars.

Thursday, May 21 – Protecting New Jersey’s Pollinators

Take a photogenic tour of the world of pollinators in New Jersey, exploring why pollinators are crucial to our environment, health, food systems and economy.

Ecologist Blaine Rothauser and Conserve Wildlife Foundation executive director David Wheeler will reveal how to help the declining species of New Jersey pollinators with simple steps you can take to protect them in your own backyard.

Register for Protecting New Jersey’s Pollinators: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VnexXhbjQ4qfeS_8uezk3w


Tuesday, June 16 – Living with Urban Coyotes

From Chicago, to New York, to right here in New Jersey, the adaptable coyote is staking a foothold in our urbanized environments.

Join coyote biologist Dr. Jon Way and Conserve Wildlife Foundation executive director David Wheeler as we discuss the comeback of the Eastern Coyote and the issues, concerns, and benefits of calling the coyote our neighbor.

Register for Living with Urban Coyotes: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZqECAhGDQc69WUDqdwa_cQ


Thursday, July 16 – Wild New Jersey: Nature Adventures in the Garden State

Conserve Wildlife Foundation executive director and author David Wheeler takes the audience on a journey through the diverse wildlife, nature destinations, and outdoor activities offered in New Jersey.

Far from its typical stereotypes, the Garden State actually hosts biodiversity that is nearly unmatched anywhere else in the country in such a small region. From bald eagles and bobcats to diamondback terrapins and bottlenose dolphins, wildlife abounds in New Jersey. Join us and go wild in the Garden State!

Register for Wild New Jersey: Nature Adventures in the Garden State:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7JTtMK3GRrKq0Ls0bqkcSQ


Thursday, August 20 – Bats: Creatures of the Night

Often stereotyped as sinister and dangerous, bats are among the most beneficial animals for humans – providing free pest control and indirectly helping our health, agriculture, and water quality.

Join Conserve Wildlife Foundation biologist Ethan Gilardi on a lively talk exploring common myths and misconceptions about bats, spotlighting current threats to New Jersey’s bats, and discussing what you can do to help them.

Register for Bats: Creatures of the Night:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iMJcuSExTwic8Z0RZrNVQQ


The programs are suitable for teens and adults. Mercer County Park Commission naturalists have also coordinated age-appropriate activities parents can do at home with younger children.

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