Nov 2014 BATFN: Conserving Ethiopia’s Forests (California Academy of Sciences)

Conserving the Forests of Ethiopia – One Church at a Time?



California Academy of Sciences

We’re pleased to announce that the November 2014 BATFN will take place from 5pm-7pm at the California Academy of Sciences, and will feature a talk given by Dr. Margaret (Meg) Lowman, Chief of Science and Sustainability at the California Academy of Sciences.

The focus for this event is Ethiopia, which is part of one of the more unusual forest regions of the planet. Come learn about how conservationists are working in this part of Africa, including auctioning the naming rights of species to fund conservation efforts.

Come early to participate in a unique opportunity to join our speaker, “Canopy Meg” Lowman, for a short expedition into the treetops just outside the Cal Academy. Meg and her team of onsite canopy access experts will offer a short climb activity from 4-5 PM. You must wear sneakers or comfortable shoes, long pants, and come to the Business Entrance off Nancy Pelosi Drive. CAS will be providing food and drink.

You must RSVP to attend and register for one of the following ticket types:

– RSVP to become an “arbornaut” with Meg Lohman at 4 pm, followed by the BATFN event
– RSVP to attend the BATFN event only from 6-8 pm (optional: come watch tree-climbers at 4pm)

You don’t need to bring physical tickets, but your name must be registered via the EventBrite system. RSVP soon since space is limited!

If you plan to join us, RSVP via this form. Space is very limited: if you don’t have a ticket, you won’t be able to get in.

We hope to see you there!



Google Earth image of Ethiopia