Event Category: Community Event
Friday evening, June 2nd … The IMBD celebration will begin Friday evening with a Meet & Greet, Presentation and Movie at the Three Lakes Center for the Arts, 1760 Superior Street in downtown Three Lakes. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer will be served.
From 5:30 to 6:45 pm, guests will have an opportunity to meet and hear keynote speaker John Bates talk on the perils of migration. “We are delighted that John will be our keynote speaker”, Lamon said. “John is highly respected by naturalists here in the Northwoods and he has a unique way of sharing his vast knowledge with the public.”
John is the author of seven books on the Northwoods and Upper Midwest and is a contributor to four others. John was featured on Wisconsin Public Television in a segment of “In Wisconsin”. He has worked as a state forest naturalist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and owns Trails North, a naturalist guide service. He conducts outdoor classes for Nicolet College, the University of Wisconsin Extension and for the North Lakeland Discovery Center. For more than twenty years, John has written a biweekly column, “A Northwoods Almanac” for the Lakeland Times in Minocqua.
From 7:00 to 8:30 pm, enjoy the acclaimed film, “Winged Migration”. This amazing odyssey was over three years in the making. The movie’s most impressive accomplishment is its ability to draw the viewer into an almost foreign world, traveling along with birds of many species as they undertake their semiannual migrations over vast distances. “Winged Migration” transports you into the birds’ world as seen through the eyes of the birds themselves. The cinematography is awesome!
Admission fee for the evening is $15 for adults, $10 for students and free for those under 13.