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88th Annual Dinner and Business Meeting

The Manor, 42 West Boylston Street (Route 12), West Boylston.

Social hour from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $37.50/person. Reservation forms and membership renewal instructions have been mailed to members; please contact Treasurer Bart Kamp ( if you have not received this material. The Dinner Reservation deadline is Thursday, April 11, 2019.

Speaker: Marja Bakermans
Program: “Forest Management is For the Birds”

Marja Bakermans received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Bucknell University and M.S. and Ph.D. in Natural Resources from The Ohio State University. Her graduate studies focused on the ecology and conservation of forest-nesting songbirds. Her current research uses the latest GPS technology to identify and characterize habitat used by migrating and wintering Eastern Whip-poor-will populations to effectively identify priority habitats. Her presentation will describe how her team has outfitted Eastern Whip-poor-wills with miniature GPS devices to track the birds’ locations.

Marja is an Associate Teaching Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She is committed to student education andresearch and seeks to stimulate students’ critical thinking and problem-solving abilities while addressing ecological problems. Her well-grounded research background informs her teaching of inter-disciplinary topics. With more than twenty-five peer-reviewed and extension publications, Marja effectively incorporates her current research into classroom discussion.