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“Birding and Drawing as Pathways to Observation”

Presenter: Stacey Vigallon

WHERE: Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
WHEN: May 10, 2017
TIME: Optional outdoor sketching at 6:15; Presentation 7-8:30 p.m.

Program Description:
Join LAAS for a presentation exploring the connections between birding and drawing, learning how both activities can enhance your observation skills. We will demystify the drawing process and recall the thrills of being a beginning birder. This is an interactive presentation – we encourage audience members to bring their curiosity and a willingness to try something new. For the adventurous, we will also be offering some outdoor sketching activities prior to the start of the presentation (art supplies and binoculars provided).

Stacey Vigallon is Los Angeles Audubon’s Director of Environmental Education and serves as a project biologist for the organization’s threatened and endangered species monitoring programs. She coordinates a range of student-related projects, including the Baldwin Hills Greenhouse Program, Snowy Plover field trips, and science illustration workshops. Also a LACMA Teaching Artist, she is keenly interested in the nexus of conservation, community-based projects, and science communication. She has an MS in Wildlife Science from the University of Washington and completed the UC Santa Cruz Science Illustration Graduate Program.

Contact Nicole Lawson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP or volunteer to help set up chairs in advance (at 6:00 PM) of the program. Come early to enjoy the terrific views and birds at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook State Park.
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook — please be aware that there is construction on Hetzler Road (the park road). It may appear that the road is closed — but we have permission to access it for the meeting. Please proceed with caution and park in the upper lot adjacent to the visitors center located at the very top of the hill. Visitors who arrive early should tell park staff they are there for the LA Audubon event– the staff will then give them a parking pass to put in their car.