Join Friends of Merrymeeting Bay (FOMB) on Wednesday, April 9th at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick at 7:00pm for the next installment of our 17th Annual Winter Speaker Series. Hope Douglas will present Wind Over Wings: Raptor Rehab, featuring a live eastern screech owl, golden eagle, red-tailed hawk, and a raven! The public is welcome and light refreshments will be served.
Hope Douglas is a wildlife rehabilitator at Wind Over Wings, a nonprofit educational service featuring magnificent birds who are unable to survive in their natural environment and who have overcome extraordinary obstacles in their lives. Through these birds, Hope's goal Is to provide her audience a personal connection with wildlife that will foster responsible stewardship of the environment.
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Hope Douglas earned both a Bachelor and Master’s Degree from Michigan State University in counseling and education. For ten years Douglas was Executive Director of Child and Family Agency of Southeastern CT. Hope founded National Eagle Sanctuary [NEST], a nonprofit organization protecting bald eagle nests in Florida.
Upon returning to Connecticut, Douglas founded Wind Over Wings in her parents’ garage. Hope was President of the Connecticut Wildlife Rehabilitator’s Association and Vice President and Executive Director of the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council. Hope taught wildlife conservation internationally, illustrated 14 books on wildlife and on physical disabilities, and received the J. Edgar Hoover Award for excellence in teaching and is featured in Who’s Who in the World.
The next and final Speaker Series event of the season will be on May 14th at 7:00pm at the Bath City Hall. Kevin Doran and Jack Witham will give a joint presentation entitled Forestry in Maine: Local and State Perspectives.
FOMB hosts monthly lectures and events around the Merrymeeting Bay area as part of our community outreach. They are always free and open to the public.