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Virtual Zahner Lecture: I Have Been Assigned the Single Bird

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm


On August 13th: “I Have Been Assigned the Single Bird: A Daughter’s Memoir” with naturalist, activist, and Florida writer Susan Cerulean.

In this webinar, Cerulean will share readings and insights from her just-released memoir from University of Georgia Press. In Single Bird, Cerulean trains a naturalist’s eye and a daughter’s heart on the issues of caregiving and service, both of beloved humans and the natural world. She explores an activist’s lifelong search to steward and advocate for wild shorebirds, particularly in the face of the climate crisis, as she also cares for her father at the end of his life.

This webinar will be hosted on Zoom. Registration is required. To register, copy and paste this link in your browser:



August 13
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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