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Two Amazing Programs for Great Causes at the Audubon Nature Institute

Administrative Coordinator at the Audubon Nature Institute Stephanie E. Smith joined Morning Anchor Joe Sam to talk all about African penguin populations which have been declining for the past few decades. Audubon Nature Institute, an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), is joining with the AZA and other accredited aquariums and zoos to take action and help reverse this trend. The “Invest In The Nest” campaign seeks to raise $150,000 to help build and place 1,500 artificial nests for African penguins in South Africa and Namibia through crowdfunding on Kickstarter.

Follow this web link to learn more about the kickstarter : http://newsroom.audubonnatureinstitute.org/first-of-its-kind-kickstarter-campaign-launched-to–help-save-endangered-african-penguins/

Smith also talked about an event that will feature renowned chefs from the Gulf region who will share their passion for local, sustainable seafood at Audubon Nature Institute’s second annual Summer of Sustainability dinner series launching on Thursday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. and continuing through August. Tickets are going fast! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

“The first dinner on June 1 is all about oysters, working as both the kickoff to the Summer of Sustainability and the New Orleans Oyster Festival, taking place June 3-4 in Woldenberg Riverfront Park,” said John Fallon, G.U.L.F.’s Assistant Director. “Audubon and Oyster Fest are working closely this year to highlight the importance of having a healthy, sustainable Louisiana oyster industry.”

Hosted by Audubon’s sustainable seafood program, Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.), the dinner series raises awareness about seafood sustainability and highlights local chefs working to support Gulf of Mexico fisheries.

To view the full interview, head over to Joe’s Facebook Page : News 15 Joe Sam