The Potomac Valley Audubon Society welcomes Maria Parisi, Master Naturalist and Co-manager of the History, Library, and Partnerships Branch of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) National Conservation Training Center!
Presenter: Maria Parisi
PVMN Continuing Education Eligible
This in-person program is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome to attend.
We will also be offering this program virtually! Here is the Zoom link so you can join in from home.
Presentation Description – Let’s travel back in time to visit with women in conservation history—with naturalists, scientists, adventurers, and advocates. How did a couple of cousins hosting tea parties in Boston play a role in stopping the slaughter of birds for fashion? What did a New York socialite and suffragist-turned-
About the Presenter – Maria Parisi is a Potomac Valley Master Naturalist and Potomac Valley Audubon Society member who works for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, WV. As the Partnerships Team Lead, she co-manages the History, Library, and Partnerships Branch where she also edits the Service’s Conservation History journal. After working on a journal issue with a feature essay on the history of conservation in the United States, which told the story of a few white men we credit for legislation that informs conservation today, she turned to explore women in conservation history—in and beyond the Service. In her free time, Maria can often be found in her garden planting natives and improving habitat for wildlife.