Monday, August 20, 2018

MCAS Community Program: Sound, Nature, People, and Birds

The Sound Science Involving the Importance 
of the Acoustic Environment to People and Birds

Presented by Clint Francis, Cal Poly Assistant Professor

Monday, September 17th, 7 pm
at SLO Botanical Garden Oak Glen Pavilion in El Chorro Regional Park

Protected areas are important for the preservation of biodiversity and by offering people opportunities to experience nature. Yet biodiversity preservation and public access are often at odds. In this presentation, the speaker will present new Cal Poly research suggesting that managing protected areas for their natural sounds could serve as an important tool for both biodiversity preservation and safeguarding quality nature experiences for people.

Clint Francis grew up in the mountains of Colorado. His first spoken word was “bird.” He received his BA and BS from Pacific University, MS and PhD from the University of Colorado and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in North Carolina before joining the faculty in Cal Poly’s Biological Sciences Department in 2013.

All MCAS Community Programs are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided, please bring your own mug. As always, all ages are welcome.