The Rhinelander District Library has announced that the Marj and Dick Peters Memorial Lecture Series continues this year Monday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Stanley A. Temple, Senior Fellow at the Aldo Leopold Foundation, will give a presentation that commemorates the centenary of the extraordinary extinction of the passenger pigeon: “Project Passenger Pigeon: Lessons from the Past for a Sustainable Future.”
The story of the passenger pigeon is unlike that of any other bird. With a population between 3 and 5 billion, it was the most abundant bird in North America and probably the world. Yet human exploitation drove this species to extinction over the course of a few decades.
Project Passenger Pigeon will mark this anniversary and promote the conservation of species and habitat, strengthen the relationship between people and nature, and foster the sustainable use of natural resources. The project aims to engage a broad audience through a wide range of media, exhibits and programming for people of all ages. To explore this bird and its message, visit the Passenger Pigeon Project’s website at passengerpigeon.org.
For more information about the event or the series, call the library at 715-365-1070.