Monday, May 08, 2017

Living With Panthers - Jayne Johnson At Audubon

Hendry-Glades Audubon is hosting 2 events on Monday May 15, at the Hendry County Extension Dallas Townsend Building located at 1085 Pratt Boulevard in LaBelle. At 6:30pm everyone is invited to the Annual HGAS Pot Luck Dinner and election of officers. If you plan to attend the dinner please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Tea, lemonade, and table service will be provided. 

 At 7pm an informative program “Living with Panthers” will be presented by Jayne Johnston, Panther Outreach Specialist, focusing on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

FWC created her role as a public safety measure since panther recovery is such a remarkable success story. With an increase in their population and the human population, FWC wants to ensure the safety of humans and panthers by spreading the word on what can be done to minimize interactions between the two. 

Jayne will include historical and biological information about panthers, their former and current range, impacts to their populations past present and future, and how to keep safe on the roads where most panthers are killed. She will also include very briefly information about interagency, public, and private partnerships and citizen science opportunities. 

 Jayne was born in NJ, but grew up in Florida since she was one and a half years old. She graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and is a certified interpretive guide with the National Association on interpretation. She has an interest in birds and involved in her spare time volunteering with Audubon. She is focused on informal environmental education through public outreach, guided hikes, and afterschool programs.

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