6pm - Reception and museum exploration6:30pm - Presentation Dr. Amanda Rodewald's research interests revolve around ecology and habitat management in human-dominated landscapes both here and in the tropics. Through a media-rich presentation, we will visit with beloved species such as mourning and cerulean warblers and summer tanagers on a Colombian coffee plantation. Learn how your consumer choice of shade-grown coffee benefits not only neotropical migrants wintering in Central and South America, but also the communities that provide this important habitat. Interweaving biological and economic research findings with stories about people and birds, this accomplished researcher will illustrate how tropical forest management can support sustainable communities and sustainable habitats. Coffee samples will be available. Admission for this event is free, but registration is required as seating is limited. Registration includes free admission to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and refreshments starting at 6pm, with the evening's presentation beginning at 6:30pm. The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the Chicago Ornithological Society, and the Chicago Audubon Society are proud to present the Compelling Voices in Birding and Conservation series. More about this series: Compelling Voices in Birding and Conservation Join us for three energizing and engaging presentations focused around birding and conservation. This special series features three unique speakers with very different backgrounds and experiences in the birding community. From the impact of forest management to birding "big years," this series offers something for everyone.