Date: August 17, 2021: Dr. Tom Sproat, Northern Kentucky Raptors
Will it be Valentine, a tiny screech owl with a blind right eye, or Howard, a red-tailed hawk that’s unable to hunt? Or possibly Kentucky, a horned owl, or Luna, a barred owl, both with wing injuries? You’ll have to attend our August meeting to find out the two birds of prey that Dr. Tom Sproat will introduce during his “Critters in the Classroom” presentation. Tom caught the science bug at the age of 14 and turned that passion into a lifelong career of education and research. For 30 years, he’s been presenting science education programs and conducting biological field studies in biology, history, and archaeology across the United States, as well as in Africa and the Caribbean. After working in higher education for more than 20 years, Tom founded and currently serves as the Executive Director for BIOSE, a non-profit science education and research organization in northern Kentucky. “Critters in the Classroom” is among several BIOSE programs. Dan Sweigart, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited, in Florence and Cincinnati and a regular speaker for ERGC, will join Tom.