Safina Center “Kalpana Chawla ‘Launchpad’ Fellow” Erica Cirino gives her lecture “Trashed Nests, Poisoned Bellies and Entangled Wings: A Bird’s Eye View of Plastic Pollution” at the Connecticut Audubon Birdcraft Museum in Fairfield, Connecticut, on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 7pm. Like modern humans, today’s birds come in contact with plastic on a near-daily basis: They see it, they build with it, they eat it, they feed it to their young. This is especially true of birds living in the plastic-strewn marine environment, which has resulted in more than 90 percent of the world’s seabirds having consumed plastic at some point in their lives. All this plastic has come at an enormous cost to birds’ survival on Earth. In this presentation plastic pollution expert and New York State licensed wildlife rehabilitator Erica Cirino will teach you more about the threats plastic poses to avian wildlife and what you can do to help.
Location: Connecticut Audubon Birdcraft Museum, 314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT, USA
Tickets required. You can purchase them here: https://www.ctaudubon.org/2019/04/may-16-at-birdcraft-plastic-pollution-and-birds-2/