Mary Reid Barrow Wildlife Advocate Award
Named after Mary Reid Barrow, who devoted her entire career to engaging the public about our natural environment, the Wildlife Advocate Award was created in 2020 as a way to honor those in our community that strive to make a difference for wildlife and the environment.
Barrow's weekly columns made nature relatable to the average person and she was a gentle, but tireless, advocate for wildlife. She continues to serve the community through her involvement with environmental non-profits and campaigns.
Previous Award Winners
- 2021: Meredith Broadhurst
- 2022: Reese Lukei
- 2023: Mark Swingle
Sunday, Jan. 28 | MEO Central Library | 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds
Even as scientists make astounding discoveries about the navigational and physiological feats that enable migratory birds to cross immense oceans or fly above the highest mountains, go weeks without sleep or remain in unbroken flight for months at a stretch, humans have brought many migrants to the brink.
Based on his bestselling book "A World on the Wing," author and researcher Scott Weidensaul takes you around the globe -- with researchers in the lab probing the limits of what migrating birds can do, to the shores of the Yellow Sea in China, the remote mountains of northeastern India where tribal villages saved the greatest gathering of falcons on the planet, and the Mediterranean, where activists and police are battling bird poachers - to learn how people are fighting to understand and save the world's great bird migrations.
Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist "Living on the Wind" and his latest, the New York Times bestseller "A World on the Wing." Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon and writes for a variety of other publications, including BWD and Living Bird.
He is a Fellow of the American Ornithological Society and an active field researcher, studying saw-whet owl migration for more than 25 years, as well as winter hummingbirds in the East, bird migration in Alaska, and the winter movements of snowy owls through Project SNOWstorm, which he co-founded. He and his wife live in New Hampshire.
Note: We are no longer accepting exhibitor applications for the exhibit hall.
Saturday, Jan. 27 | Princess Anne Recreation Center | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join us at Princess Anne Recreation Center for wildlife-related vendors, exhibits, children’s activities, walk-up workshops, and a food truck. This event is free & open to the public!
For more information on being an exhibitor or to request an exhibitor application when available call (757) 385-2990 or email email@example.com.