Horseshoe Crabs and Shorebirds of the Delaware Bay
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Conservancy's Brownstone Barn
Fee: $10 Members/ $13 Non-Members
*Pre-registration with payment required.
Presenters: Ron & Lily Smith
Ron and his daughter Lily share their work on behalf of the horseshoe crabs and migratory shorebirds in the Delaware Bay. Rising from a deep concern for the fragile interrelationships between species and the impact of human behavior, a citizen science project grew which now tracks data and informs the scientific community. Status updates regarding the health of the ecosystem and preservation efforts will be presented.
About Ron Smith:
Ron is an environmental science educator from Merchantville, NJ where he teaches K-12 environmental science in the Haddonfield School District. His programs and classes emphasize citizen science, field studies, and ecological restoration. In the summer Ron leads the Life Science Field Training Institute for Pinelands Preservation Alliance - a program that offers teacher training and experience with field study techniques in the NJ Pine Barrens and regional coastal ecosystems. Ron also serves as Family Camp ll Director for National Audubon Society’s Hog Island summer program series. Ron has collaborated on science education projects with the Academy of Natural Sciences, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Camden County Parks, Drexel University, and Stockton College. Ron enjoys Irish fiddle, hiking, birding, and exploring the natural world with his wife Lisa, children Lily and Gabriel, and dog Linus.