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Dorian Anderson: Modern-Day Adventurer
December 17, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dorian Anderson will be speaking about his year-long cross-country Biking for Birds project in 2014. Biking for Birds was his twist on the traditional North American Big Year, an informal birding competition to observe the largest number of species in a single year. In his case, he traveled only by bike, foot, and kayak, unaided by petroleum. His take on the Big Year added an unprecedented level of adventure to the endeavor and set a new standard for environmentally sustainable travel.
His goals were to find as many bird species as possible, heighten interest in birds and conservation, showcase the bicycle as a healthy and sustainable form of transportation, and raise funds to support land conservation efforts.
Overall he cycled 17,830 miles through 28 states, observed 617 species, and raised nearly $50,000 for bird conservation!
Reception to follow at The Grove.
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