Southeast Volusia Audubon Society, P.O. Box 46, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170;   president@SEVolusiaAudubon.org

youth outreach

Young people are the key to the future of our country. It is their inheritance we are spending and they need to care about how carefully we are stewarding it. They have a great stake in it. Please help us with your financial support.

Audubon Adventures

Audubon Adventures provides classrooms with environmental education prrograms. They cost about $50.00 per class. Will you sponsor a class?

Books to Schools

Books to Schools. We are providing environment oriented books to four schools in the area this year at a cost of $350.00 per school. Will you help?

Volunteers

Volunteers. Your help with any of our activities is needed. The more volunteers we have, the less each of us has to do.


2017-2018 Meetings


Meetings are conducted on the second Thursday of the month (November thru March) at the Marine Discovery Center at 520 Barracuda Boulevard in New Smyrna Beach. They start at 7:00 p.m. and are open to the general public. You do not have to be a member to attend.


November 8, 2018:  Katie Tripp, Ph.D., Director of Science and Conservation,
Save the Manatee Club will focus on what has been learned about manatees, their life cycle and their habits and habitat, and the environmental changes which have imperiled this living symbol of natural Florida.   Here is her bio and program symopsis.


December 13, 2018: James “Zach” Zacharias,  Senior Curator of Education and Curator of History, Museum of Arts and Scienceswill talk on "John James Audubon in Florida." The most famous naturalist in history John James Audubon came to Florida on two separate occasions searching for birds for his landmark book, The Birds of America.  Learn about his exploits in the state, from St. Augustine and the St. John’s River to the Florida Keys. Here is his bio and program synopsis.

 January 10, 2019:  Hyun Jung ("J.") Cho, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Integrated Environmental Science, Bethune-Cookman University will talk on the “Living Shorelines” project that she directs and which is presently in process in the New Smyrna and Edgewater areas. This research project will measure the effectiveness of selected plantings that filter pollutants in stormwater runoff and stabilize the shoreline.  Here is her bio and program synopsis.


February 14, 2019: During this program Joe  Montpelier, a long-time member of the SEVAS family, will share the best of the best of the many photographs he has taken of birds during a dozen years of venturing with us into the swamps, scrublands, wetlands and beaches of Central Florida.  Here is his bio and program synopsis.


March 14, 2019: Rebecca Harris, a Registered Professional Archaeologist since 2001, will present a program callled: “Use of Avian Imagery and Iconography in Prehistoric Florida”. It will be an illustrated overview of the many bird species found in archaeological contexts in prehistoric Florida. Heres are her bio and program synopsis.
   
 


April  11, 2019: Pot luck, election of officers.  Meeting time is 5:30 p.m. at the MDC.  There will be no formal program.  Business meeting will be followed by the election of officers.



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