Events

6/21/2002 Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua - June 21, 22, and 23
Mark your calendars now and plan on joining us in the Mono Basin for our first annual bird festival the Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua June 21, 22, and 23.

In case you dont know, Chautauqua was an institution that flourished in the late 19th and early 20th centuries providing education through the combination of lectures, concerts, and other social events. These gatherings were often held outside in large tents and served to educate and connect the people of a particular community. Chautauquas were most popular in rural areas but pretty much died out by the mid-1930s as a result of the rise of car culture, radio, and movies.

The Mono Lake Committee, U. S. Forest Service, California State Parks, Eastern Sierra Audubon Society, and Point Reyes Bird Observatory are partnering to revive the Chautauqua in the Mono Basin. The bird festival will include educational components such as bird identification walks, field trip demonstrations, and presentations by various bird experts. And there will be plenty of other fun activities too. On Sunday afternoon we plan to conclude the Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua by holding a picnic at County Park plenty of food, music, and fun for all.

We are still hard at work developing the Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua program but its shaping up to be a great first event. For current information check our web site www.monolake.org or call Lisa Cutting or Bartshe Miller (760) 647-6595.


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