Monday, September 11, 2017, at 7:15 pm
The Mysteries of Sparrow ID
Joe Giunta will give a slide-aided presentation about the 15 sparrow species that can be regularly seen in the NYC area. He will discuss their life habits, best locations, and best times to see and appreciate these birds. He promises many ID aids and tricks. He will also discuss 10 other species that look and act like sparrows that are also found in the NYC area.
Joe is the owner of Happy Warblers LLC a travel and education company that specializes in birding trips. He has traveled extensively and has led birding groups to Texas, California, Costa Rica, Belize and Panama among other places. He promises an interesting and educational evening.
Monday, October 2, 2017, at 7:15 pm
Understanding National Policy to
Address Climate Change
Citizens Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan national organization focused on national policies to address climate change. They propose a “carbon fee and dividend” policy as a means of minimizing the burning of carbon-based fuels. This policy would make goods that use fossil fuels more expensive and return the funds collected to all households on an equal basis. Mr. Brolin is a volunteer for Citizens Climate Lobby and a retired executive who was responsible for nuclear energy research and development in government and industry. He is also a past chairman of the sustainable Southampton Green Advisory Committee.
Mr. Brolin has more than 40 years experience in the management of technical projects and large organizations as an executive in government and industry and an independent consultant. His professional responsibilities have included development of nuclear propulsion plants for submarines, including the world’s only nuclear powered deep submergence research submarine; design of nuclear and fossil-fired power plants (Vice President at Burns and Roe, Inc., a national architect-engineering firm); design and operation of nuclear fusion test devices (Deputy Director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory); and research and development for civilian nuclear reactors (Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy at DOE). Mr. Brolin has a B.S., Summa Cum Laude, from Tufts University and an M.S. from George Washington University.
Since retiring Mr. Brolin has been active in our local community, including responsibility for construction of the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House in Bridgehampton and chairing the Sustainable Southampton Advisory Committee to the Town Board for three years. The Committee helped pass several progressive pieces of legislation leading to improved sustainability for Southampton.
Programs are held at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge
Directions to Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Rd., Quogue, NY.
From LIE, Exit 70 take Rte 111 south to Rte 27, Sunrise Highway heading East. From Sunrise take Exit 64S, go south 2 miles on to CR 104 to Old Country Road. Turn right and go .7 miles to entrance on right.
From Riverhead, take 104 from traffic circle. Follow signs to Quogue. See directions above (CR 104 etc).
From Montauk Highway, go north on Old Main Road (one block west of traffic light in Quogue, east of Quantuk Creek). Cross LIRR. Entrance is straight ahead.
Weather Alert - If a meeting is canceled we will make every effort to leave a message on the answering machine at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge 653-4771 and notify members by email.
"From the Barrens to the Bays"
Eastern Long Island Audubon Society, Inc.
A New York Chapter of National Audubon Society
Serving the communities of South Hampton, East Hampton, Western Riverhead, Brookhaven