A contributor to "Bird Note" on National Public Radio, Bob Boekelheide's lifelong interest has been in the ecology of marine vertebrates, particularly birds and mammals. He looks forward to sharing his passion with guests at his October 10 Studium Generale presentation, taking place at 12:30 pm in the college’s Little Theater.
With an M.S. in Ecology from UC Davis, Boekelheide participated in several marine research projects to the Arctic, Antarctic, across the Pacific, and in California, including seven years as biologist on the Farallon Islands. While in California, he coauthored a book and several papers about the marine ecology of nesting seabirds and marine mammals.
A certificated teacher, Boekelheide taught science and math in WA public schools for 13 years. He is the former director of the Dungeness River Audubon Center, a community nature center in Sequim, WA. As Bird Count Chair for Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, he has compiled the annual Sequim-Dungeness Christmas Bird Count and the Clallam County Migratory Bird Count for over 20 years, along with helping to organize several other citizen-science projects on the north Olympic Peninsula.
In retirement, Boekelheide continues to inspire bird enthusiasts with his weekly bird walks and excellent sense of humor. He enjoys spectacular areas of the Pacific Northwest and lives on the shores of Dungeness Bay with his wife Barbara.
The event is free and open to the public.
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