Join us for our biggest annual celebration of conservation in New York.
Centerpiece at the 2018 Keesee Luncheon. Photo: Camilla Cerea/Audubon
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
1 East 60th Street
New York City
11:30 a.m. Reception
12:15 p.m. Luncheon and Awards
Jacket & tie required for gentlemen.
You can share in the celebration and help us protect birds and the places they need.
Checks payable to:
Audubon New York
225 Varick Street, Fl 7
New York, NY 10014
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David Quammen is an author and journalist who lives in Montana and travels widely for research, often to jungles and deserts and swamps. His sixteen books include The Song of the Dodo (1996), Spillover (2012), and Yellowstone: A Journey through America’s Wild Heart (2016). His latest book, The Tangled Tree, describes a radical new view of life’s history on Earth, arisen in recent decades within a field called molecular phylogenetics. Quammen writes regularly for National Geographic, and his essays, features, and reviews have appeared also in Harper’s, The Atlantic, Audubon, Rolling Stone, The New York Review of Books, and Outside, among other magazines. He’s a three-time winner of the National Magazine Award, and has received several awards for his books. He shares a home in Bozeman, Montana, with his wife, Betsy Gaines Quammen, an environmental historian, a continuing parade of orphan dogs and cats, and a ball python named Boots.
Funds raised through the Luncheon support Audubon New York's statewide programs including science-based conservation to protect New York's more than 100 Important Bird Areas, environmental education for 250,000 young people and adults through eight Audubon Centers and Sanctuaries, and grassroots advocacy partnership with 27 local chapters. All of this is made possible through the generous support of the many individuals, corporations, and foundations that have supported the Luncheon since its inception in 2001.
An overview of the Keesee Award and the Writing Award given annual at at Audubon New York's Keesee Luncheon.
Conservationists are honored at the annual Keesee Award Luncheon in New York City on November 7.