Monday, February 28, 2011

Natural History and Geology of Costa Rica by Barry Kohl

New Orleans Group Sierra Club Program, Sunday March 13th, 7pm.

On a recent Sierra Club international outing to southern Costa Rica, Gail
and Barry photographed abundant wildlife including birds, monkeys and the
endangered American crocodile. Costa Rica, with both Caribbean and Pacific
coasts, contains a rich diversity of ecosystems including active volcanoes and
mountains up to 12,500 ft. Twenty-seven national parks have been formed
to protect habitats and encourage ecotourism, which has become a major
industry. Barry will present a slide show on this fascinating and beautiful

Where: Audubon Zoo, Dominion Auditorium. Enter education gate behind the statue of Audubon to far right of main public gate. Parking plentiful and safe. The program is free and open to everyone.

When: Refreshments/socializing at 6:30pm Program 7 to 8:30pm.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Orleans Group Monthly Program. Sunday, February 13

"Oiled sea turtle and dolphin care during the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill response"
Dr. Cara Field, Veterinarian at the Audubon Zoo, will speak.

Dr. Field will be discussing some of the health and animal care issues that were encountered during oiled sea turtle and dolphin rescue as well as the obstacles to overcome to care for them long term, including diet, housing and transport. Some general background information about sea turtles and dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico (species, biology, significance), their ecological importance, and why long-term monitoring is important for these populations.

Audubon Zoo, Dominion Auditorium. Enter gate to far right of main zoo gate. Parking plentiful and safe. (504) 780-8889. -- The program is free and open to everyone. Doors open 6:30 PM. Program 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM