PechaKucha Night Focuses on Birds
By Brandon Breen, Klamath Bird Observatory Science Communications and Outreach Klamath Bird Observatory is teaming up with Standing Stone Brewing Company and community organizer Malena Marvin to present Ashland’s 5th PechaKucha Night this Sunday, October 27th at 8:00 p.m. at Standing Stone in Ashland. This event is free to the public. The theme of the night is “Taking Flight.” A dovetailing of science and story, ten local people will present 20 images for 20 seconds each on the birds, planes, and projects that have taken wing in their lives. PechaKucha Nights are devoted to the art of the concise presentation. PechaKucha Night was started in Tokyo by architects as a forum for designers to share their work, and has spread to 600 cities around the globe over the last 10 years. Its trademark 20 images X 20 seconds presentations keep the evening moving along at a fun and informative pace. Klamath Bird Observatory will have a strong presence at this event which will highlight the important connections between birds and people, including how bird conservation improves human well-being. Staff and partners, including Pepper Trail, Steve Godwin, Harry Fuller, John Alexander, Marcella Sciotto, and Brandon Breen, will present on topics ranging from Great Gray Owls, Lewis’s Woodpeckers, albatrosses, the Falkland Islands, and taking flight from Manhattan to live in Ashland, Oregon. Ashland’s PechaKucha Nights pack the house, so come early to get a seat and enjoy dinner or drinks!