Event

Natural Sciences Guild Lecture | A Tale of Two Lakes: Nancy DeStefanis

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 12:30–1:30 pm

Join Nancy DeStefanis, founder and Executive Director of San Francisco Nature Education, for a talk on the incredible bird sanctuaries of Lake Merritt in Oakland and Stow Lake in San Francisco and the egrets and herons that call them home. At Lake Merritt, migratory waterfowl abound, in addition to great egrets, black crowned night herons, and double-crested cormorants. At Stow Lake, great blue herons have nested for twenty years and produced 153 fledglings. DeStefanis, who has studied the birds at both lakes for twenty years, will present a slideshow and engaging lecture on such topics as the great egrets and their recovery from DDT.

DeStefanis founded San Francisco Nature Education to provide outdoor environmental education programs for underserved youth in San Francisco. The organization’s offerings include weekday programs; internships for middle school, high school and undergraduate students; and twenty-seven Saturday programs for youth and adults at parks throughout the city. DeStefanis received the Jefferson Award for Public Service in 2005.

Presented by the OMCA Natural Sciences Guild. Included with Museum admission.

For more information about OMCA Guilds, including how to join and a list of upcoming trips, visit museumca.org/travel-guilds