The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH)

Audubon Society plans to host in-person birding program

- Staff report This program is free to the public.

The Black River Audubon Society is presenting Lara Roketenetz and her program the Magic of Hog Island at 7 p.m., Sept. 7, at Carlisle Reservatio­n Visitor Center, 12882 Diagonal Road in LaGrange.

This is an in-person program, according to a news release from the Black River Audubon Society.

Roketenetz will present a slide show about her week on Hog Island in Maine with a special focus on the sessions she participat­ed in as well as the stars of the show, the Atlantic puffins, the release said.

She also will discuss the justice, equity, diversity and inclusion theme that was an important part of this educator’s camp, according to the release.

Roketenetz is the manager of The University of Akron Field Station, conducting K-12 and public outreach programs on nature and science.

She also works part time for the Pollinator Partnershi­p as the state coordinato­r for Project Wingspan, a native seed collection campaign, the release said.

Roketenetz was a 2020 recipient of the Hog Island Scholarshi­p from Black River Audubon Society, according to the release.

 ?? COURTESY ?? Lara Roketenetz scans for puffins near Hog Island, Maine.
COURTESY Lara Roketenetz scans for puffins near Hog Island, Maine.

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