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  • January 2014 Brown Bag Lecture Series Educates on Utah’s Scenic Byway and Southern Utah Birding
    by kcsg.com news
    Published - 12/26/13 - 03:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    (ST. GEORGE, Utah) - Every first and third Friday of the month, the Bureau of Land Management and it’s partners host the popular Brown Bag Lecture series which provides unique opportunities for members of the public to learn more about the area’s natural resources and public lands. Speakers include geologists, range specialists, biologists, archaeologists, rangers and other specialists who delve more deeply into subjects tied to the Arizona Strip and surrounding public lands. For those who want to learn more before venturing out or are otherwise unable to access some of these remote and rugged landscapes, the lectures are an excellent way to bring the resources and related issues to the community’s doorstep.

    The lecture, which begins at noon and lasts one hour, will be held at the Interagency Information Center, located at 345 E. Riverside Drive in St. George, Utah. Admission is free, but space is limited for this popular lecture series. To obtain tickets visit the Interagency Information Center or call 435-688-3200.

    The lecture series is sponsored by the Dixie/Arizona Strip Interpretive Association, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service.

    The 2013-2014 brown bag lectures will be limited to fewer programs than previous years but will continue on a monthly basis.

    Jan 3, 2014 As a member of the Scenic Byway 12 committee, Dixie/Arizona Strip Interpretive Association's Executive Director Ken Sizemore's adoration is great for the scenery and discoveries along the route with its’ quaint, rustic towns that dot the meandering highway east of Bryce Canyon National Park. Come take an "armchair tour" with Ken of this gorgeous route, voted by Forbes Magazine as one of "America's Best Snowy Drives".

    Jan 10, 2014 Join birding enthusiast Marshall Topham to gear up for the 11th annual Audubon Society "Winter Bird Festival" which runs Jan 23-25, 2014. Come learn all the interesting facts that make this area a unique, biologically diverse, landscape to study our feathered friends. Topham, a Southern Utah native, majored in zoology with minors in botany and chemistry at Southern Utah University and was later recruited by the University of Hawaii to study entomology in Honolulu. Known to many in Washington County as a positive force for and representative of education through his lengthy career from high school and college teacher to 19 years of administration service for the Washington County School District, Topham’s enthusiasm for education and birding is unsurpassed.
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