THE PASSENGER PIGEON'S EXTINCTION: LESSONS FROM THE PAST FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE*

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Program and  Award Winning Movie “From Billions to None”

Saturday, October 4, 2014

10:00AM- noon

Wyalusing State Park

With Professor Emeritus Stan Temple, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon, once the most abundant bird in North America, due to unregulated commercial hunting. Wisconsin has played a recurring and significant role in the passenger pigeon story. Learn more about the passenger pigeon, the Wisconsin connections and the lessons to be learned from the tragedy. Following a talk at the Peterson Shelter, Temple will lead a group to the park's Passenger Pigeon Monument and share the story of that famous memorial, including its connection to Wisconsin conservationist Aldo Leopold.

Stanley A. Temple

Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation, University of Wisconsin and Senior Fellow, Aldo Leopold Foundation

Website: http://passengerpigeon.org/everyoneinvolved.html#

"Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works." Carl Sagan

Vehicle Park admission sticker may be purchased at park entrance