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Keynote Speaker

2023 Keynote Speaker – Dr. James Paruk
Loon Lessons: Uncommon Encounters with the Great Northern Diver
Friday, May 19, 2023 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Northland College – Alvord Theater
*see registration form for fees.

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Dr. James Paruk is a former professor of biology at Northland College in Ashland and one of the world’s foremost experts on loons. In this presentation, Jim returns to the northland to share stories and expertise from his recent book of the same name, describing loon biology in an accessible and entertaining style that affords deeper understanding of this beautiful and mysterious bird’s natural history and annual life cycle. What do loon calls mean? What gives them such diving prowess? Where do they spend the winter? For these and so many other mysteries, Loon Lessons provides evolutionary and ecological explanations that are curious and compelling. Join us to learn all about the Common Loon!

*Note: Space is limited. Guests also attending the Dinner Banquet (#39) will receive reserved seating.