Public Programs

Programs are held on the third Monday of each month

Programs are held at Stainton Hall auditorium at the Pennington School on the 3rd Monday of each month, from September to May. Time: Refreshments served at 7:30 pm; program begins at 8:00 pm. We strive to feature engaging speakers and interesting topics for our lecture series. If you have any recommendations for topics or speakers for one of these programs, please visit our contact page and let us know. All our programs are free and don’t require advance registration!

Stainton Hall, Pennington School
112 West Delaware Avenue
Pennington, New Jersey 08534

FYI:  There is a new entrance to The Pennington School campus off W. Delaware Ave just a few feet to the west of the old one.  It leads to a new parking lot immediately behind Stainton Hall.  For now, one can use both entrances, but parking at the new one is less crowded and conveniently close to the rear entrance near the south side of the building.

Sharyn Magee:

Birds of Papua New Guinea and New Britain

Monday, February 19, 2018, at 8:00 pm

New Guinea and the adjacent island of New Britain were formed when after 20 million years of isolation as the leading edge of the Australian plate collided with the Pacific plate. The resulting geological complexity and the temporal isolation results in one of the richest avifaunas in the world with a high level of speciation and endemism. This talk explores avifauna of New Guinea and New Britain with an emphasis on the natural history and the unique conservation issues faced in a tribal society.

Sharyn is a retired senior scientist from EAG Labs. She and her husband, Charles, live in Hopewell Township and have two sons and three grandchildren. She is currently president of Washington Crossing Audubon Society.

Stainton Hall Auditorium

Stainton Hall is on the campus of the Pennington School located on Delaware Avenue between Route 31 and Main Street in Pennington. Enter campus from Delaware Avenue between the brick lamp posts, proceed a short distance and turn right into the parking area. Parking is free. The walkway to Stainton Hall is evident at the end of the parking lot.

 

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Below: Raggiana Bird of Paradise and Southern Crowned Pigeon from Sharyn’s trip to Papua New Guinea and New Britain

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Round Valley Reservoir 8:30 am
Round Valley Reservoir @ Round Valley Boat Launch
Feb 3 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
A field trip on Saturday, February 3, at 8:30 am – noon, led by Mark Witmer and Brad Merritt. This reservoir in northern Hunterdon County covers over 4,000 acres, is more than 180 feet deep,[...]
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Pryde’s Point Trail  9:00 am
Pryde’s Point Trail  @ Pryde's Point
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am
Pryde’s Point Trail A NEW field trip on Saturday, February 10, at 9:00 AM led by Mary Penney and Brad Merritt. This Conservation easement area is adjacent to the Alexauken Creek Wildlife Management Area. It has a wonderful[...]
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Sharyn Magee: Birds of Papua New Guinea and New Britain 8:00 pm
Sharyn Magee: Birds of Papua New Guinea and New Britain @ Stainton Hall at Pennington School
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sharyn Magee: Birds of Papua New Guinea and New Britain @ Stainton Hall at Pennington School | Pennington | New Jersey | United States
New Guinea and the adjacent island of New Britain were formed when after 20 million years of isolation as the leading edge of the Australian plate collided with the Pacific plate. The resulting geological complexity and the temporal[...]
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