The 2014 Annual Banquet
October 16, 2014, 6-9pm
El Mirador Rooftop Terrace
San Diego Natural History Museum
Every year, San Diego Audubon provides thousands of nature experiences to San Diego’s children, offering opportunities to play, explore, and learn about local nature spaces. Ultimately, it’s about cultivating passionate and educated stewards of our region’s unique biodiversity.
Join us October 16 to celebrate the many individuals who make this rewarding work possible and learn more about how these efforts are essential to building a culture of conservation in our community. The evening will begin with drinks and dinner atop the El Mirador Rooftop Terrace at the San Diego Natural History Museum, with spectacular views of downtown San Diego, followed by a presentation by keynote speaker, Richard Louv, and an award ceremony in the museum’s Kaplan Theatre.
Richard Louv is co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Children & Nature Network and the author of eight books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder and The Nature Principle. His brief presentation,
The New Nature Movement: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age, will offer audience members insight into the latest trends of the nature movement and provide us a sneak peek into the research that is supporting his upcoming book. Please join us in celebrating the human connection to the natural world through what will be an educational and inspiring message from Mr. Louv.
For information on sponsorships or to reserve premium tables, contact Chris Redfern at 858-273-7800, extension 102.
Photo Credit: Judie Lincer
30 Years of Sketches: A Retrospective in Graphite and InkNearly three decades have passed since David Stump’s first Sketches cover in 1985, and this show is a minor retrospective of some of the drawings done over the years for use in San Diego Audubon Society publications. David’s body of work (including well over 100 Sketches covers) may provide moments of remembrance and reflection for those whose association with San Diego Audubon goes that far back.
The collection of illustrations chosen by David for this showing represent how he has seen and experienced the birds and other wildlife (mostly from our region) that enchant and inspire us. The illustrations were originally created for printing, not as finished works of art, and therefore have been presented in printed form. The five panels with 80 drawings and paintings represent a rough chronology David’s Sketches cover illustrations, and feature iconic species such as Common Yellowthroat, Mountain Lion and Desert Tortoise.
David Stump currently serves as Communications Chair of the San Diego Audubon Society Board of Directors.