Friday, February 1, 2013

Puget Sound Prairies, Science Café Kick-off!

On January 7th, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service kicked off the 2013 Science Café lecture series in Olympia, Washington. This month’s topic focused on Puget Sound Prairies, the Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly and the streaked horned lark (a bird), and the Endangered Species Act. The presentation was co-delivered by FWS Listing and Recovery Program Manager, Jodi Bush, and FWS Ecologist and prairie species expert, Ted Thomas.

During their presentation, Jodi and Ted provided an overview of Puget Sound prairies and how the Endangered Species Act plays a key role in protecting and conserving prairie species and habitat. At the end of their discussion, Jodi and Ted took questions from the audience and thanked the many partners who help with prairie conservation.

Olympia Science Cafés provide an informal atmosphere where community members can meet to deepen their understanding of science and technology. Over 50 people attended this event and we would like to extend a special thanks to Orca Books in Olympia for hosting.

To learn more about Puget Sound prairie conservation please visit

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