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NEXT 'GREEN LIVING' LECTURE AT MCLA TO FOCUS ON INVASIVE BIRDS

03/13/17

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Green Living Series will continue to offer seminars on “Science and Management of Invasive Species” on Thursday, March 23, with “From House Sparrows to Mute Swans: The Invasive Birds of Massachusetts.” This presentation will be given by Andrew Vitz, the state ornithologist for the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.

All of the lectures in this series are free and open to the public. They take place on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, room 121.

As the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Vitz focuses on bird conservation throughout the state. He previously worked as an avian ecologist at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburg, Pa.

Vitz received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. He earned his Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where he studied the effects of forest management on migratory songbirds. 

This Green Living Series will continue on Thursdays through April 20. For more information, go to www.mcla.edu/greenliving, or contact Dr. Daniel Shustack, D.Shustack@mcla.edu or (413) 662-5301. Podcasts of the seminars will be posted online following each presentation at www.mcla.edu/greenliving.

The 2017 Green Living Seminar series is a presentation of MCLA’s Berkshire Environmental Resource Center and the MCLA Environmental Studies Department.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.

For more information, go to http://www.mcla.edu/.