Program:February —18th, 7:00 pm
The Florida Scrub-Jay
Maria Zondervan received a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation graduated from the University of Florida in 1996, and a Master’s Degree in Environ-mental Policy and Management through the University of Lund in Sweden in 2011. Maria worked for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for 3 years as a Biological Scientist before taking a position with St. Johns River Water Management District. She has been with the District for 17 years, managing all the wildlife programs within the Bureau of Land Resources and serving as Land Manager for the Lake Apopka North Shore Restoration Area. Her favorite projects include red-cockaded woodpecker translocation, scrub-jay habitat restoration and longleaf pine reforestation. Maria is also involved with the Prescribed Burning Program at the District. She is a certified burn boss and an instructor for aerial ignition.
Maria will tell of her life and adventures with the Florida Scrub- Jays dilemma. and its significance to our water supply. She will tell of her work keeping track of the scrub-jay populations within some of the aquifer recharge areas.
Join us for a fascinating program, suitable for children and all ages. For directions to Leu Gardens visit:http://www.leugardens.org/plan/directions.htm
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