The Migratory Bird Treaty: A 100-Year Celebration

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Iowa Raptor Project, The University of Iowa Office of Sustainability, and The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History are excited to present The Migratory Bird Treaty: a 100-year celebration, a lecture and discussion featuring:

  • Dr. Stan Temple, conservation biologist, Senior Fellow at the Aldo Leopold Foundation, and Emeritus Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Joe Price, Iowa Blues Hall of Famer and Falconer whose Red-tailed Hawk from Black Hawk County ("Drifter") was the first successfully artifically inseminated bird of prey in the world
  • Charity Nebbe, host of "Talk of Iowa" on Iowa Public Radio

Part 1: A lecture by Dr. Stan Temple about the Migratory Bird Treaty, recounting the first century of migratory bird protection and speculating about the future.

Part 2: A discussion and Q&A with Dr. Temple and Joe Price, facilitated by Charity Nebbe, about their work in the 1970s to bring back raptor populations in the post-DDT era.

Part 3: Open House in the Hageboeck Hall of Birds. Meet Dr. Temple and Joe at the post-lecture discussion while enjoying the amazing avian collection in the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History.

This event is free and open to the public.

Macbride Auditorium & Hageboeck Hall of Birds
39-53 East Jefferson Street
Iowa City, IA 52240