Guest Speakers

In Their Footsteps Lecture Series

On the third Sunday, September through May at 1 p.m., this speaker series is an opportunity to meet scholars, authors, and artists. Join the conversation and be inspired by history, people and culture. This forum is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association and presented in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop's visitor center, and is free of charge.

 
Pileated Woodpecker on a tree

Feb. 16, 2020 - Common Birds of Fort Clatsop, Then and Now

By: Barbara Linnett

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to announce the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. Common Birds of Fort Clatsop, Then and Now with Barbara Linnett will be on Sunday, February 16, at 1:00 p.m. This presentation is part of the February 14-17 worldwide Great Backyard Bird Count activities in the park.


Meriwether Lewis wrote about 50 birds that were new to science in his journals; describing 12 of these during his winter at Fort Clatsop. This talk focuses on five of these bird species that are still being documented by local citizen scientists around Fort Clatsop. Linnett will discuss these the identification of these birds as well as their behavior, migration patterns, breeding and nesting, feeding needs, and how and where to enjoy spotting them.
Barbara Linnett is a bird enthusiast and wildlife volunteer who believes that the more we share and learn about nature, the more we appreciate, protect and love our natural environment. She is a retired nurse who volunteered for the Wildlife Center of the North Coast for more than eight years. Linnett participates in Project FeederWatch for Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is creating a native plant garden to provide bird habitat, and is managing her small forest for wildlife.

In Their Footsteps is a monthly Sunday forum sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association and the park. These programs are held in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop’s visitor center and are free of charge.

For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471.

Other upcoming In Their Footsteps speaker series programs include:
- March 15 - Ever Wild: A Lifetime on Mount Adams by Darryl Lloyd
- April 19 -
TBA by TBA
- May 17 -
Early Explorers of the Pacific Northwest -
A Long Time Coming by Robert Heacock

 

Nature Matters: Where Nature and Culture Meet

A lively monthly conversation about the intersection of nature and culture, takes place on the second Thursdays of the month at 7:00pm, August through May, at the Fort George Brewery + Public House in Astoria, Oregon. Doors open at 6 p.m. to purchase dinner or beverages at the George before the event. The series delves into the many ways that human beings look to the natural world for inspiration, sustenance and survival - the intersection of nature and culture. The collaborative series is hosted by Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Lewis & Clark National Park Association and the North Coast Watershed Association in partnership with the Fort George Brewery + Public House and is free to the public.

 

March 12, 2020-Orcas

By: Dr. Colleen Weiler



Nature Matters, a lively conversation about the intersection of nature and culture, takes place on the second Thursday of each month from October through May. Nature Matters is hosted by Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in partnership with the North Coast Watershed Association, the Lewis & Clark National Park Association, and the Fort George Brewery + Public House.

For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471.

Upcoming Nature Matters Programs:
April 9, 2020 -Soundscapes of the Ocean - Samara Haver, NOAA
May 14, 2020 - Traditional Ecological Knowledge - Lisa Redsteer, Northwest Indian College

Last updated: February 4, 2020

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Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
92343 Fort Clatsop Road

Astoria, OR 97103

Phone:

(503) 861-2471

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