Join us in St. Augustine for Florida’s premier conservation gathering, where grassroots leaders from around the state join Audubon’s professional staff and partners to grow their knowledge and skills to protect Florida’s precious natural resources.
Date: October 20-21, 2017, noon Friday to noon Saturday
Location/Lodging: Renaissance St. Augustine Resort - Marriott, 500 South Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, FL 32092, 904-940-8000. Book by September 22 and ask for the Audubon Assembly rate--rooms start at $129/night (plus taxes/fees).
Registration opens August 1, 2017.
Program: Networking, skill building and the latest in conservation science will all be on tap for this important conference for all who care about natural Florida. Session descriptions will be posted shortly.
Keynote Speaker - Jennifer Adler
Join us this October for an inspiring keynote about Florida’s liquid wealth, the Floridan Aquifer by Jennifer Adler. She is a conservation photographer and National Geographic Explorer with a focus on freshwater conservation. Jenny uses her skills at underwater photography and cave diving to connect audiences to the aquifer beneath their feet. A PhD student at the University of Florida, she has created an environmental education program called Walking on Water that immerses elementary school students in Florida’s springs, cameras in hand. She is a TEDx speaker and has exhibited her photography throughout Florida and at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
Audubon Assembly Field Trips 2017
St. Augustine is known as a place where human and natural history intertwine. Historic forts and missions provide the backdrop for birding field trips planned at this year’s Audubon Assembly. All Audubon-organized field trips will take place on Friday morning, Oct. 20, 2017. As always, attendees are also encouraged to explore the many parks and public places of St. Johns County before and after the Assembly. Host chapters St. Johns County Audubon and Duval Audubon will provide birding maps and guides for the field trips. Field trips will depart at different times throughout Friday morning and will be rated according to ease and walking distance.
The following is a list of some of the destinations tentatively planned for this year’s Audubon Assembly field trips. This list may be updated. Details on how to sign-up will be posted to this page and will be emailed to registered attendees once available.