April 15, 2014 *Meeting Cancelled*
5 PM Alaska Time
Guest Refuge Manager, Susanna Henry, Refuge Manager, Togiak National Wildlife Refuge
Friends heartlily welcomes Susanna Henry, refuge manager since May, 2013 for Togiak NWR. Susanna moved to Alaska from Yuma, Arizona where she had worked at Kofa NWR since 2000 as Assistant, and later, Refuge Manager.
Susanna has a Master of Science in wildlife ecology from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife biology from Colorado State University. In her 31 years working for the Federal Government she has also worked with the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service as well as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. One of her earliest Federal jobs was working at the Tongass National Forest as a forestry technician.
Let’s welcome Susanna to Friends and listen as she talks about her early impressions of Togiak NWR with special mention of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.
To learn more about Togiak NWR, visit: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/togiak/
Bite Sized Science Presentation, Allyssa Morris, Visitor Services Pathways Intern at Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge will present information and photographs about Dragonfly Day. Tentatively scheduled for June 28, Dragon Fly Day is an exciting event held in Fairbanks. Numerous activities fill the day including scheduled dragonfly walks with biologists who help people understand the ecology of dragonflies, how to properly collect and identify them. Nets, field guides, and hand lenses are provided so people are able to view various species of dragonflies and damselflies. Displays, crafts and a story telling station for younger children are also part of the event. Friends volunteers are needed to help with all the activities.
Allyssa is no stranger to Friends and has worked with Friends volunteers on past projects such as the Dalton Highway Weed Pulls, Dragonfly Day, Henshaw Creek Science Camp and other outreach events.
In her spare time, Allyssa is also a graduate student pursuing a M.S. in Environmental Education and Interpretation in an online program at University Wisconsin Stevens Point. When not busy studying, or working at Kanuti, Alyssa also enjoys hiking, dogs, travel, and being outside with her family.