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Film Screening: The Messenger
April 9, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Join Robert Cooper Audubon Society members and the community on Saturday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m., for a free screening of a new film about songbird conservation, The Messenger.
NOTE: The screening will be held at Pruis Hall on the Ball State campus and is free and open to the public. Free parking (after 7 p.m.) is available directly behind (east of) Pruis Hall in a parking garage that is accessible from both Neely and Riverside Aves.
The Messenger addresses the many plights that songbirds face today, from window collisions and feral cats to illegal hunting. Many renowned ornithologists appear in the film, which has not yet been released in theaters or on DVD.
The film is described as “a visually thrilling ode to the beauty and importance of the imperiled songbird, and what it means to all of us on both a global and human level if we lose them.” Birds “have helped predict the change of seasons, the coming of storms and the rise of toxins in the food chain. Once again they have something to tell us, and the message is not a comfortable one.”
A panel discussion featuring local ornithologists and experts will follow the film screening. The screening is sponsored by the Robert Cooper Audubon Society, Red-tail Land Conservancy, and the Ball State Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society.
Please join us to learn more about our favorite feathered friends!