Joel Greenberg: "Hope is the Thing with Feathers"
- 9/19/2013 | 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
- Location: Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom
- Event Type: Lecture
- Sponsor: Art History
- Contact: Martha Janeway
- - Open to the Public -
Joel Greenberg, Research Associate at both Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago Academy of Sciences, and Field Museum, Chicago, IL
Joel has been a birder/naturalist for 45 years, and has shared his love and knowledge of nature and conservation by authoring three books, writing numerous articles, co-hosting a radio show, blogging on Birdzilla.com, and lecturing widely. Since the summer of 2009, he has been working exclusively on passenger pigeons, for he has written the first book on the species in over 50 years. The book, Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction (Bloombury), is scheduled for publication in January 2014.
Joel’s total immersion in the literature over that time has led to his heavy involvement in Project Passenger Pigeon (http://passengerpigeon.org/).