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Evening Lecture: The Pribilof Islands – the “Galapagos of the North”

November 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$5 – $8

Event description

Dates & Times: November 17th 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: Montana Natural History Center

Cost: $5/MNHC member, $8/non-member.

You can add an MNHC membership at checkout.

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Join us for this Evening Lecture with Erick Greene all about The Pribilof Islands – the “Galapagos of the North.”

The Pribilof Islands are small volcanic islands in the Bering Sea off Alaska.  In spite of their small sizes and remote location, they are a biodiversity hotspot, especially for birds.  Erick Greene has been lucky enough to live on the Galapagos Islands for a year studying birds, and last summer he studied birds on the Pribilof Islands.  He will share information about the people and natural history of the Pribilof Islands.

Lecturer Erick Greene was a professor in the Division of Biological Sciences and in the Wildlife Biology Program at The University of Montana for over 30 years. He grew up in Quebec, Canada, with twin passions for music and nature. Erick dropped out of high school and lived for a year in the Galapagos Islands, helping out on studies on Darwin’s Finches. He then worked on seabirds 800 miles north of the Arctic Circle with the Canadian Wildlife Service. He returned for undergraduate studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he studied biology, music and mathematics, and then received a PhD from Princeton University.

He was the director of the UM Bird Ecology Lab and helped with the Montana Osprey Project. He loves sharing information about the natural world and has received many teaching awards. He has also been a pilot for about 40 years and is able to use his love of flying in his research on ospreys.

Registration preferred but not required. Drinks and snacks will be provided.


What’s the refund policy?

The lecture fee is refundable if a cancellation is made up to 7 days before the event. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after this deadline. In light of changes to programming due to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Montana Natural History Center will make exceptions to its normal refund policy. These exceptions are as follows:

Any programs cancelled by the Montana Natural History Center are eligible for a full refund.

In the event a program fee can be rolled over to a following cycle or year, that offer will be made available to the paying program participant, and a spot will be reserved for the participant.

If a program is cancelled by a participant due to reasonable health and safety concerns from exposure risk to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Montana Natural History Center will issue a full refund.

If any participant experiences major illness, injury, or loss of a family member prior to the start of a registered program the participant is eligible for a full refund.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope! We will have a list of all the attendees.