Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock

April 17, 2015
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After 42 years, Project Puffin has achieved international acclaim for pioneering methods that are helping endangered seabirds worldwide. But there is much to this story that has never been told. Project founder Dr. Stephen Kress recounts how his childhood experiences in landlocked Columbus, Ohio, ignited his lifelong passion for puffins on the Maine coast. Hear about the challenges of working on remote islands, and how persistence helped him succeed when a nemesis almost halted the project in its infancy, and join us for the first public debut of Kress’s new autographical book, Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock, co-written with Derrick Z. Jackson.

The talk took place on April 6, 2015. It was part of the Cornell Lab’s long-running Monday Night Seminar series, a tradition established decades ago by Lab founder Dr. Arthur Allen. If you enjoyed this seminar, check this page for our list of future speakers—we’ll note which upcoming talks will be livestreamed—or come visit us in person!

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