Program and Meeting
November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Built for Flight by Dr. Jackie Augustine.
Birds are masters of the air. In order to fly, birds must be lightweight, but also strong to provide power for flight. Dr. Jackie Augustine, Audubon of Kansas Executive Director, is an ornithologist and will describe how birds’ bodies are adapted for the demands of flight.
Jackie Augustine joined Audubon of Kansas (AOK) in January 2021 as Executive Director. She received her degree at Kansas State University studying the mating behavior of Greater Prairie-Chickens. As an Associate Professor in Biology at a regional campus of The Ohio State University, she expanded her research to cover both Lesser and Greater Prairie-Chickens in western Kansas. AOK is a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to advocacy, conservation, and environmental education in Kansas, Nebraska, and the central Great Plains. As Executive Director, Jackie works with public officials to advance environmental causes and manages AOK’s three sanctuaries including a 5,000-acre ranch in northern Nebraska.