Audubon’s Birds and Climate Change Report found that 314 North American bird species could lose more than half of their current ranges by 2080 due to global warming. To protect birds from the worst impacts of climate change, you can make a difference through simple actions at home, in your community, and politically at large.
Zach Slavin, Program Manager of Climate Watch, will be delivering the keynote address on how citizen and community science helps us understand how birds are responding in a changing climate.
Participants will also hear from Elizabeth Bergstrom, Senior Communications Manager for Audubon's Climate Initiative, on the importance of turning sound conservation science into political action on local, state and national scales.
Lastly, regional experts will speak on steps Long Island can take to further reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Featured breakout sessions will cover native plant ordinances, advancing clean energy solutions, mitigating sea level rise and more.
The schedule for our conference on Saturday, October 28th is below. Please register using the link if you plan to join us:
Audubon’s Long Island Climate Conference:
8:00 a.m. Non-profit Tabling
9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
9:15 a.m. Keynote Address: Utilizing Citizen Science to Inform Conservation and the Importance of Taking Action Locally
10:30 a.m. Breakouts 1 a) Plants for Birds or b) Climate Watch
11:30 a.m. Vegan Lunch
12:15 p.m. Plenary Speaker(s) Climate & the Future of Long Island
1:15 p.m. Breakouts 2 a) Resilient Shorelines or b) Advocacy Training
2:30 p.m. Breakouts 3 a) Renewable Energy Projects or b) Plum Island: Important Bird Areas
3:15 p.m. Closing Remarks