May 5, 2015
IMAX Theater at New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110
Stephen W. Kress and Derrick Z. Jackson
Project Puffin is the inspiring story of how a beloved seabird was restored to long-abandoned nesting colonies off the Maine coast. As a young ornithology instructor at the Hog Island Audubon Camp, Dr. Stephen W. Kress learned that puffins had nested on nearby islands until extirpated by hunters in the late 1800s. To right this environmental wrong, he resolved to bring puffins back to one such island - Eastern Egg Rock. Yet bringing the plan to reality meant convincing skeptics, finding resources, and inventing restoration methods at a time when many believed in "letting nature take its course."
Dr. Kress' amazing story is brought to life by the incredible photography of co-author, Derrick Z. Jackson. Please join us for this special lecture event.
Book signing to follow.