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Safari West Presents! Point Blue

Saturday April 9, 2022 | 8:00pm – 8:30pm


Conservation Dinner Series: Laurette Rogers of Point Blue joins us in the elephant room after dinner to give a talk about solutions to climate change, habitat loss, and other environmental threats. The conservation dinner series is complimentary to all dinner guests.

Speaker Bio *from their website

Laurette Rogers
STRAW Founder and Ambassador

For the past 21 years, I have worked and continue to work with our STRAW Team to facilitate STRAW (Students and Teachers Restoring A Watershed), an award-winning restoration science education program for K-12 students and teachers.

In 1992, I was teaching fourth grade at Brookside School in San Anselmo, CA, when my students began the Shrimp Project, a project designed to help save an endangered species through restoration and public outreach. The Shrimp Project eventually turned into the STRAW Project, a project of Point Blue Conservation Science.

I have my M.S. in Education from Dominican University and am the author of The California Freshwater Shrimp Project: An Example of Environmental Project-Based Learning. My favorite compliment from teachers is: “STRAW makes it easy for me!” My favorite compliment from students about restoration is: “It was hard, but it was fun.”