Enjoy a light catered lunch and a lecture by nature writer and communication consultant, Doreen Pfost.
Learn about the importance of the central Platte River to migrating cranes and waterfowl and hear passages from her book, This River Beneath the Sky: A Year on the Platte (University of Nebraska Press, 2016), a collection of essays that follow the Platte River through the changing seasons. In addition, Pfost will share the story of an irrigation project that threatened the river’s (and potentially the cranes’) demise, but ultimately led to the creation of Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary. A Wisconsin native, Pfost lived for six years in Nebraska, where she immersed herself – figuratively and literally – in the Platte River to learn about its ways, its wildlife, and its history. Each spring since 2005, Pfost has served as a volunteer tour guide at Rowe Sanctuary.