The class will be broken into two 90-minute lectures and a three-hour Saturday field trip. The class is designed to teach you how to identify birds in your backyard and surrounding areas, as well as to provide you with the skills to ID birds in unfamiliar places in the U.S. (and abroad!). We will do some practice identification with field guides and audio files in the class. Finally, we will finish with a field trip to Stillwater Marsh (off of Lake Monroe).
Indiana limestone has been quarried in Monroe County and used for buildings since the 1800s. In our evening session, we will look at the geology of the county and explore how it was formed.
On the field trip, we will visit two quarries to see how the limestone is extracted. We’ll make stops at additional locations to show the diversity of the geology and explain why it is different. Please note that there will be some walking over moderately rough ground on Saturday.
Join Beth Cate and Robert Shumaker, president and CEO of the Indianapolis Zoo, for an in-depth discussion of the role that zoos play in global wildlife conservation, and an examination of the major conservation initiatives by the Indianapolis Zoo.
Participants will travel to the Indianapolis Zoo to learn all about the majestic African elephants. We will leave the Zoo at 1 p.m. stopping at Gray Brothers Cafeteria along the way for lunch on your own.