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Special Wooster Seminar: My Big Story

Apr 10, 2013, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

The OARDC Director’s Office, the School of Environment and Natural Resources, the Environmental Science Graduate Program, Secrest Arboretum, and the Department of Entomology invite you to a special seminar by Greg Miller on Wednesday (4/10) at 1:30-2:30 pm in 121 Fisher Auditorium with a video link to 244 Kottman Hall. 

In 1998, Greg zigzagged 130,000 miles across North America – while holding down a full time job – in an attempt to break the record for the number of bird species observed in a single year. Greg surpassed the 700-species mark, an achievement many obsessive birders aspire to in a lifetime – but still faced stiff competition. He will tell us how he was inspired to embark on “a big year,” chronicle his adventures, relate how the story became a book then a hit movie (starring Owen Wilson, Steve, Martin and Jack Black), and what it was like to be on the set of and a consultant for a major Hollywood motion picture.

Prior to the seminar Greg will lead a birding walk in Secrest Arboretum beginning at 10 am.  The walk is open to the public and will convene at the Seaman Orientation Plaza.