Stony Brook, NY – Senior Scientist at the National Audubon Society, Dr. Brooke Bateman, will offer “Virtual Birding” on May 27 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm via Zoom as part of Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s (WMHO) Master Class Series.
Dr. Bateman’s first summer job as a teenager was aboard WMHO’s “Discovery” pontoon boat cruises where she would see snowy egrets, night herons and osprey along Stony Brook Harbor into West Meadow Creek. During this session she will explore spring migration of birds from the Arctic to Long Island, the beauty and science of many species of birds across the world, as well as her invention, “Climate Watch,” a tool to monitor and combat the effects of climate change on birds.
In her role at the Audubon Society she has led a team of scientists in developing the 2019 Birds and Climate Change Report. She is also the Director of Climate Watch, where she works with community volunteers to understand how climate change currently affects birds in North America. Her research focus is on spatial ecology and conservation, emphasizing the effect that extreme weather events and climate change have on biodiversity.
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Stony Brook, NY – You can take a virtual trip around the world from the comfort of your own home with world-renowned Explorer, author and President of “The Explorers Club,” Richard Wiese, Wednesday, April 22 from 1 pm to 2 pm.
Hosted by the Ward Melville Heritage Organization, this free event will enable you to enjoy, in real time, the amazing adventures and personal journeys of Richard Wiese as he relates his explorations from the world’s tallest mountains, to the bottom of the Mill Pond in Stony Brook, to his adventures with cultures and peoples of the world, while reminding us all of the importance of never letting go of our sense of curiosity and wonder.
Richard has journeyed to all seven continents, tagging jaguars in the Yucatan jungles, leading expeditions to Australia’s Northern Territory and participating in the largest medical expedition ever conducted on Mt. Everest. Since Born to Explore® premiered in 2011, it has won two Daytime Emmy® Awards, and earned 13 Emmy® nominations, as well as 24 Tally Awards, 4 Parents’ Choice Awards and a CINE Golden Eagle. He is the author of Born to Explore: How to Be a Backyard Adventurer and was honored at the 2005 Boy Scout National Jamboree where he addressed 90,000 people and had a camp named after him. Richard has received numerous other honors, including an Associated Press Folio Award and the 2012 Walter Cronkite Award for his contributions to journalism and exploration.
Since he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro at age 11, Richard Wiese has gone from travels with Bedouins in Africa to cross-country skiing to the North Pole. In 2002, he became the youngest President in the history of The Explorers Club and currently serves in that position. His philosophy and the premise of his Born to Explore® TV Show is as much about discovery of the natural world as it is about encouraging a positive understanding of the many distinctive cultures on earth. He is also dedicated to working with local communities around the world and believes the most memorable aspect of any journey is not about reaching “the summit,” but the people you meet along the way.
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Stony Brook, NY – As part of an ongoing series of events on diversity, the Ward Melville Heritage Organization will host the newest in that series, Greek Heritage Day, March 22, from 1 pm to 3 pm at their Educational & Cultural Center in Stony Brook Village.
A great time is sure to be had by all with authentic offerings from a variety of areas, all stemming from a country with a rich culture and customs passed down from generations. Traditional performances by St. John’s Hellenic Dancers of Blue Point will surely be a winner with the audience and their Director, Vasili Kreatsoulas will speak on the origin of the dances. There will be delicious food tastings by Mesoyios Greek-Cypriot Restaurant of Ronkonkoma, who will include offerings such as stuffed grape leaves and Greek meatballs. Village Center shops will take part in the celebration as well with baklava provided by Premiere Pastry and Greek Iced Coffee Frappes and treats from Village Coffee Market.
Event Sponsors include Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook, Edward Jones Investments, Team Ardolino, Realty Connect USA and RJG Consulting Group. Special guest speakers will be Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of both Gold Coast Bank and Long Island Hotels LLC, John Tsunis, as well as Financial Adviser, Michael Christodoulou of Edward Jones Investments. Tsunis was recently awarded the prestigious Archons award for his service in the Greek Orthodox Community (the highest award given to a lay person).
Cost is $15 pp for adults, seniors, students and children under 12, $12. Pre-paid reservations are required.
Call 631-689-5888 or visit stonybrookvillage.com for further information.