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The Vanishing Night: The Need to Restore Our Natural Night Sky – CAN! event

May 12 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Image of sunset over the arch and St. Louis

In April, many of us experienced the awesome spectacle of a total solar eclipse. Continuing to look skyward, we’re going to learn about the importance of dark skies in promoting the health and wellness of the non-human animals that inhabit this planet alongside us. Although this is not strictly a climate change topic, it is an environmental one. Light pollution is not as commonly discussed as air and water pollution or even noise pollution. But protecting our natural night sky—the dark sky—protects migratory birds, many species of moths and other nocturnal animals. Our speaker, Don Ficken, is the founder of Dark Sky Missouri and also of Lights Out Heartland, a multi-state collaboration to protect migratory birds. He is also a Missouri Master Naturalist, passionate about supporting conservation in Missouri.

Check out the blog post.


May 12
9:45 am - 10:45 am
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Hanke Room
9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117-1003 United States