Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Lecture at the National Zoo: Out of the Shadows: The History, Science and Current Status of the Bird Friendly® Coffee Program

Come hear what promises to be a fascinating lecture on February 9, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.

Come learn about the creation and history of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center's (SMBC) shade coffee certification efforts, known as the Bird Friendly® coffee program. Now in its sixth year, this unique Smithsonian initiative links the results of scientific field work with conservation and the marketplace. It also promises to help small coffee producers in the process. Robert Rice, a geographer and policy researcher at the SMBC, will walk you through the history, challenges, and successes of this program that—via the simple morning ritual of drinking coffee—aims to preserve habitat for many of the migratory birds we see in each year.

Go to the National Zoo website to RSVP:

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