Detroit Public Television and The Nature Conservancy invite you to the live stream and tapping of “Great Lakes Now Connect: Migratory Birds” on Tuesday, May 6th from 12-2pm.
The Great Lakes are an important region for millions of birds that migrate through the area every year, using wetlands, forests, shoreline and more than 32,000 islands as stopover sites. But these habitats and others are under increasing pressure from climate change, habitat loss, and other stressors. Our panel of experts mixed with live audience participation and pre-produced video segments will discuss and explore the challenges and solutions facing our feathered friends. As part of the studio audience, you will have a chance to network with our panel of experts before the show, where a light lunch will be provided.
The program will be hosted by veteran journalist Christy McDonald, and moderated by The Nature Conservancy’s Dr. Patrick Doran, director of conservation for Michigan. Panelists include John Hartig, the refuge manager of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge and a board member of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and Melinda Pruett-Jones, former director of Chicago Wilderness, and now the first-ever director of the American Ornithologists’ Union.