The Mid Michigan Community College Charles A. Amble Library in collaboration with the Chippewa Valley Audubon Club and Mt. Pleasant Citizen’s Climate Lobby presents 2018 Year of the Bird: Threats Old and New. The exhibit is on display in the Libraries located on the Mt. Pleasant and Harrison campuses Monday, May 14 through Friday, May 25. Libraries on each campus are open 8am-4:30pm Monday through Friday.
The exhibit celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and describes modern threats these creatures face along with practical advice on how we can help protect them. The exhibit includes photographs of the many different bird species in Michigan taken by local bird-watchers, and taxidermy specimens.
The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), signed into law in 1918, is among the oldest wildlife protection laws. Its creation was one of the National Audubon Society’s first major victories, and in the years since its enactment, the MBTA has saved millions, if not billions, of birds. (National Audubon Society)
“We’re excited to partner with community organizations to bring this exhibit to campus. Our hope is to see many community members visit campus, and to offer more exhibits like this one in the future,” shared Corey Goethe, Director of Library Services at Mid.