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Calendar Pick: Georgia Bird Fest Summit

Credit: John Benson

Birds Georgia—a nonprofit dedicated to building bird-friendly communities through conservation, education and community engagement—will host the inaugural Georgia Bird Fest Summit in Athens this weekend. The one-day summit will feature a keynote address entitled “Coloring the Conservation Conversation” by J. Drew Lanham, who is the poet laureate, McArthur fellow and professor of wildlife ecology at Clemson University. Lanham will discuss what it means to embrace his African-American heritage in conjunction with his deep kinship to nature and adoration of birds. Following the keynote presentation, there will be six break-out sessions that attendees can choose from. The summit is part of the ninth annual Georgia Bird Fest, which will host more than 40 events across the state between Apr. 6 and May 4. Online registration is required and closes Apr. 19.

WHO: Georgia Bird Fest Summit
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 29, 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
WHERE: The Classic Center
HOW MUCH: $125