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John Marzluff--Welcome to Subirdia

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 7:00pm
The Natural History Museum of Utah | Rio Tinto Center | 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

portrait of Marzluff
portrait of Marzluff
John Marzluff, James W. Ridgeway Professor of Wildlife Science, University of Washington

This lecture is full. We are no longer accepting reservations. If you reserved seats we look forward to seeing you there.

Author of five books, Marzluff’s 2014 Welcome to Subirdia uncovered a surprising discovery—suburbs of many large cities support incredible biological diversity. Our cities and towns see the effects of human development. Runoff pollutes our streams. Homes and businesses encroach on wilderness habitat. Energy use warms the planet and too many species are in decline. Yet for some of our most charismatic wild creatures, suburban and urban habitats offer surprising opportunities to thrive. Just as we affect the birds around us, they shape our culture, commerce, and quality of life. When we make an effort to enhance bird habitat in our cities and towns, we cultivate communities that value nature, are attractive and exciting places to live and work, and improve mental and physical health of our neighbors. Join us for a book signing following Dr. Marzluff’s lecture. 

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Founding Underwriter
R. Harold Burton Foundation

Cultural Vision Fund

Gold Sponsors
The Nature Conservancy in Utah
Rio Tinto Kennecott

Silver Sponsors
The Clark Foundation
The DiFiore Family Foundation
The M Lazy M Foundation
Myriad Genetics
Paula Swaner Sargetakis and Joseph Sargetakis | Frog Bench Farms

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The City Library
The County Library | Viridian Event Center
King's English Bookshop
Kingsbury Hall
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Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks