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Outlawing Extinction: The Fight Over The Endangered Species Act in the 1970s

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Join the NH Audubon Seacoast Chapter for their September in-person program: Outlawing Extinction: The Fight Over The Endangered Species Act in the 1970s

Fifty years ago, Congress passed overwhelmingly the most powerful legislation in the world to protect endangered species – and almost instantly many members regretted doing so. In this illustrated lecture, historian Kurk Dorsey will analyze the origins of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and the legal battles that defined what the law really has meant. Kurk Dorsey is the chair of the Department of History at the University of New Hampshire, where he teaches environmental history and tries to save the study of history from extinction.

In person meetings are held at the Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne State Park, Route 1A, Rye, NH. Wheelchair accessible. For more information on chapter programs, please contact: Dan Hubbard. Cancellations will be posted on the Seacoast Chapter website. To attend remotely, please register in advance for the Zoom program at the chapter website. Zoom programs begin at 7:30 pm, but feel free to sign on early after 7:15 pm to socialize. You can register right up through the start time. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the program.


September 13
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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Seacoast Science Center
Odiorne State Park, Route 1A
Rye, NH United States
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