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OWLS IN MYTH AND CULTURE – A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
December 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DAVID H. JOHNSON, Director, Global Owl Project (GLOW)
Every society on earth has myths and legends about owls. What people believe about owls makes a difference in how they protect and conserve owls. The GLOW project interviewed about 6,000 people in 30 countries, using a 4-page interview form translated into 18 languages. The answers gave remarkable and wildly varied insights about the current ecological knowledge and cultural perspectives about owls. In this presentation our speaker will describe the methods, cultural insights, and powerful results of the projects findings. Attendees will find that this is a ‘deep dive’ into the beliefs about owls. The Global Owl Project (GLOW) is a non-profit consortium of some 450 researchers, museum curators, MS & PhD students, and passionate volunteers working in 65 countries on the science and conservation of owls. Light refreshments and mingling start at 7 p.m. Public invited. Inquiries to Lynne Wheeler, firstname.lastname@example.org. or 301-751-8097 (prefer text). Directions: see accokeekfoundation.org>visit>location>directions.