Upcoming ACM Programs

Unless otherwise noted, all program meetings are held at Beth El Synagogue, 5224 W. 26th Street, St. Louis Park, 55416. Programs start at 7:00 PM on the first Tuesdays of the month. All programs are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, November 14th2017 at 7:00 p.m. – Note: (This is a week later than usual, due to the election on the first Tuesday of November).  

Beth El Synagogue, 5224 W. 26th Street, St Louis Park, MN  55416

Julie Westerlund WATER CONNECTS US ALL

Julie will discuss how we, as a society, value water, and she will challenge the audience to think about their personal relationship with (and responsibility to) water, and with/to each other. She will also discuss how land, water, ecosystems, and people are connected.

BIO: Julie specializes in water quality and Minnesota water policy. She currently coordinates the “One Watershed, One Plan”  Program at the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources. Julie has also worked at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District. During her career, she has spoken about “water connections” to dozens of professional groups, elected officials, lake associations and environmental groups.

 Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  

Beth El Synagogue,  5224 W. 26th Street, St Louis Park, MN  55416

Jim Egge, President, Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis:

BIRDING SOUTH TEXAS and THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY

Jim will trace a productive birding route, identifying the prime    birding spots for the birder who would like to see as many birds in one Texas week, as is possible. Jim is well-acquainted with south Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. For the last 3 years he has spent part of the winter in Texas, birding mostly in the Rio Grande Valley. The Rio Grande has the benefit of excellent habitat to    attract not only northern birds, but also a variety of Mexican      species. The region from coastal Padre Island has an abundance of wildlife reserves along the river valley, to the high country of Laredo and the Edwards Plateau. Unique species found nowhere else in America are endemic here. Some examples include the Aplomado Falcon, Audubon’s Oriole, Green Jay, Golden-cheeked Warbler, and White-collared Seedeater.

BIO: Jim is a retired high school chemistry and biology teacher. He has birded actively around the world since the late 70’s.

The Program Chair who helps arrange Speakers for Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis is Sher Curry. We are always looking for program ideas. If you have any suggestions, please email Sher at sherfreebird@usfamily.net.