Past Programs: 2020-21 season
October: Stockbridge Audubon Society
Terri Gorney shared her research about the Stockbridge Audubon Society, the first Audubon chapter in Indiana and one of the oldest in the country. The chapter’s namesake, Charles Stockbridge, was a taxidermist whose collection of 200+ birds now resides at Earlham College.
November: Voices & vision for RCAS
In a very productive roundtable discussion exchange of ideas, the board and other members discussed our chapter's mission, programs, and future.
December: 2020 conservation awards
This year's conservation award winners were announced, as we watched previews of videos about their work to protect both wildlife and habitat in Indiana. Visit our Conservation Awards page to learn more.
January: Celebration of natural heritage
Dawn Slack, Director of Stewardship for The Nature Conservancy in Indiana, presented grassroots work that is exploding across Indiana, celebrating our birds, our insects, and our lands and waters.
February: Duck, duck, goose
RCAS president Annette Rose provided information on the varied behaviors and adaptations of waterfowl in Indiana, with a focus on the ducks, geese and swans that congreate here in winter.
March: Amos Butler Birdathon
Donna McCarty, chair of the Amos Butler Audubon Society's annual Birdathon, told us about the wonderful work this event has done since 1987, to raise funds that protect bird habitat in Central America and promote bird conservation in Indiana.
April: The Sustainable Economy
Author Bob Devine talked about his book, The Sustainable Economy: The Hidden Costs of Climate Change and the Path to a Prosperous Future, exploring the idea that almost all environmental problems are at heart economic problems.
May: Threats to coastal wading birds
Alexander Sharp, a Ph.D. student at Texas A&M and former RCAS board member, explained why wading birds are important for the management of coastal ecosystems in Southern Florida and discussed threats to their populations.
Archives are available for programs from October 2003-June 2020.