Seeing Stars: How Birds Use the Night Sky to Orient During Migration Presented by Dr. Jen Owen, MSU Each fall and spring, many species of birds migrate thousands of miles - but how do they know where to go? This talk will describe bird migration and how birds use the stars to orient throughout their journeys. About the Speaker: Dr. Owen is an associate professoer at Michigan State Univeristy and director of the Michigan State Bird Observatory. She leads an interdisciplinary research program that addresses issues at the interface of wild bird, human, and environmental health. Dr. Owen and her students are currently studying how variation in habitat quality and access to adequate food affects a bird’s ability to meet the demands of the migratory period. Additionally, Owen investigates the role of birds in the spread and maintenance of zoonotic pathogens. Date ------- Friday, February 7, 2020 @ 7:00 – 9:15 p.m. Location ------------- Kalamazoo Area Math & Science Center (KAMSC) 600 West Vine, Suite 400 Use Dutton Street Entrance - Elevator access is available - Doors Locked After 7:10 pm Admission is FREE! For more information please visit our website: www.kasonline.org You can also follow the KAS on Twitter and/or Facebook.