Lecture: A Special Night with David J. Ringer
Please join us for our monthly lecture series on March 13th as we welcome David J. Ringer, Chief Network Officer for National Audubon Society.
David will talk about how Audubon is engaging nationally and connecting locally to be the voice for birds. From Audubon’s brand-new college campus program to native plants to local action on climate change, we’ll dig in to strategies for protecting birds and engaging the next generation. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A with David Ringer to provide a national to local perspective of what we can do in our own neighborhoods and yards. This promises to be a calendar highlight!
About David J. Ringer
As Audubon’s first Chief Network Officer, David J. Ringer oversees the health, vitality, capacity, diversity, and strength of Audubon’s vast distributed network. That network includes hundreds of Audubon chapters, more than 40 Audubon nature centers, thousands of deeply committed advocates and volunteers, and a wide range of partner organizations. He leads Audubon’s Bird-Friendly Communities program, which engages people in practical, joyful solutions to protect birds and special places and to make communities healthier for people too. He is a leader in Audubon’s equity, diversity, and inclusion work, and he oversees Audubon’s public relations and communications team.
Ringer previously served as Audubon’s national communications director, overseeing communications, public relations, and social media, and before that as Audubon’s communications director for the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi Flyway. He was Audubon’s front-line PR manager in Louisiana during the 2010 BP oil disaster.
Before joining the Audubon staff, Ringer provided a wide variety of communications and media for NGOs around the world, an experience that took him to more than 25 countries on six continents. He has also worked as a web developer and a biological field technician. Ringer writes about bird taxonomy and systematics and other natural history topics. His love of birds began in childhood, and his connection to Audubon started in high school, when he joined the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society of Springfield, Missouri.
This is a free event made possible by the generosity of the members and donors of the Bedford Audubon Society.
The program will be held in the Garden Room of the Katonah Village Library. Please join us for refreshments at 7pm, and the lecture begins at 7:30. No registration necessary– see you there! (And please bring a reusable mug to reduce your ecological footprint.)