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Kathleen Kaska, author, presents slideshow

Author Kathleen Kaska gives a slide presentation at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, about the work of Audubon ornithologist Robert Porter Allen, outlining his work on behalf of the whooping crane.

The presentation is dubbed, "The Man Who Saved the Whooping Crane: The Robert Porter Allen Story."

Allen led an adventurous life dedicated to the preservation of endangered birds when the odds were overwhelmingly against success. He journeyed into the Canadian wilderness to save the last flock of whooping cranes before encroaching development wiped out their nesting site, sending them into extinction.

Kaska is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, travel articles and stage plays, and recently completed "The Man Who Saved the Whooping Crane: The Robert Porter Allen Story." Published by the University Press of Florida, the book was released in September 2012 and was nominated for the George Perkins March award for environmental history. She will be available to autograph her book.

After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in physical anthropology, Kaska taught middle-school science for 25 years. She was a staff writer for AustinFit magazine from 1998-2002. Her articles have appeared in Cape Cod Life, Marco Polo, Agatha Christie Chronicle and Home Cooking magazines. She is a frequent contributor to Texas Highways magazine.

The program is free and open to the public.

The Dungeness River Audubon Center is at 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim.

 

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