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All about loons at the June 7th at Super Stellar Friday!

Concord, NH --The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center looks forward to welcoming biologist Harry Vogel as our June 2024 Super Stellar Friday speaker! Harry will be talking about loons, the challenges the species faces, and the Loon Preservation Committee’s work to safeguard New Hampshire’s threatened loon population. Join us so that you can find out the answers to questions such as: why are a loon’s eyes red? Why do loon chicks ride on their parents’ backs? What are loons saying with those eerie calls in the night? And many others! This event will take place on Friday June 7, and doors will open at 6:30 pm with the presentation beginning at 7 pm.
Harry Vogel has been studying loons for over 30 years, as a researcher and then Project Biologist for the Canadian Lakes Loon Survey of Bird Studies Canada, then as Senior Biologist/Executive Director of the Loon Preservation Committee. He is the Chair of the Northeast Loon Study Working Group, a consortium of government and non-governmental organizations from throughout the New England States and the Canadian Maritimes working on issues affecting loons and other wildlife in the northeast.
The Loon Preservation Committee’s mission is to restore and maintain a healthy population of loons throughout New Hampshire; to monitor the health and productivity of loon populations as sentinels of environmental quality; and to promote a greater understanding of loons and the natural world.
Super Stellar Friday is a monthly event hosted by the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. Along with a guest speaker presentation, attendees can look forward to exploring the exhibits, watching our popular planetarium show, Tonight’s Sky, and weather allowing, look at the stars with New Hampshire Astronomical Society.
The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center features 21st century interactive exhibits on aviation, astronomy, Earth and space sciences, an all-digital, 10K full-dome planetarium and a wide variety of science, technology, and engineering and mathematics programs. The engaging, robust educational programs are geared towards families, teens, seniors, students, community groups and lifelong learners.
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