Penn Stater Hotel Conference Center
215 Innovation Boulevard State College, PA 16803
April 13 &14,2012
lf you enjoy songbirds and nature, you will want to attend the 14″‘Annual Bluebird Society of Pennsylvahia’s Conference on April 13th & 14th, 2012 at the Penn Stater Hotel, State College, PA. This event is open to the public and offers a variety of educational programs and activities.
On Friday evening, Ken Leister, State County Coordinator for BSP will host a social. Program topics include “Landscaping for Bluebirds”, “17 Ways to Inspire Others about Bluebird Conservation” and a Show and Tell Demonstration featuring the BEST nest box designs.The Saturday all -day conference event features three guest speakers. Warren Miller, President of the Honey Bee Association of Pennsylvania will share the exciting activity within a bee colony and reasons why these insects are so beneficial to mankind.Thomas Serfass, Professor of Wildlife Ecology Department of Biology and Natural Resources at Frostburg State University will present “Otters, the Present, Past, and Future” and how we can help these beautiful animals survive in Pennsylvania’s waterways. Scott Shalaway from West Virginia, a certified Wildlife Biologist, a Nature Journalist, Author, and Broadcaster hosts a nature-themed radio show in West Virginia and Pittsburgh Pa. Mr.Shalaway’s program is titled “The Whole Story” concerning the natural history of cavity- nesting songbirds. Learn the history and the secrets lives of cavity- nesting birds as they fight for survival in this ever -changing world.There will be vendors, including the Bluebird Society’s Store which will offer bluebird-related and other wildlife items for purchase and a live and silent auction.
The Conference Registration fee is $35 per person, which includes Continental Breakfast and Luncheon on Saturday.There is a $5 savings for registrations received by March 15,2012. The Bluebird Society of Pennsylvania is a non-profit, educational organization which serves a vital role in the protection and propagation of the Eastern bluebird. Our members monitor nesting boxes and conduct research related to bluebirds and other cavity-nesting species. Sharing information with the public regarding the importance of providing food sources, habitat, and
establishing bluebird trails is important in promoting nesting success. Full details about the BSP volunteer programs, general information about Bluebirds and registration form of the upcoming conference event are all available online at www thebsp.org.