The series kicks off with “Bird Tales: Ornithology at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History,” with Andy Jones, Ph.D., Tuesday, February 21, 4:30-6:00 p.m. at South Franklin Circle, 16600 Warren Court, Bainbridge Township. The lecture is free and open to the public. RSVP required. Please call (440) 247-1300 or visit www.southfranklincircle.org.
Guests can enjoy cocktails as Dr. Jones, Director of Science at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, explains how The Museum’s 30,000 bird specimens are used by researchers here in Cleveland and around the world to study all aspects of the biology of birds, or ornithology.
About Andy Jones, Ph.D.
Dr. Andy Jones is the Director of Science as well as the William A. and Nancy R. Klamm Endowed Chair of Ornithology at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History. He oversees the Museum’s 30,000 bird research specimens, and publishes original research using these specimens. His research is primarily molecular, using DNA sequences to understand evolutionary history in birds, particularly in the Philippines. Dr. Jones was among 14 prominent American ornithologists to be named an elective member of the American Ornithologists’ Union in 2009.
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About South Franklin Circle
South Franklin Circle is a new lifestyle model for people seeking an alternative to a traditional retirement community. Owned and operated by Cleveland-based Judson Services, Inc., a non-profit organization which has been creating living choices for older adults in Northeast Ohio for more than 100 years. More atwww.southfranklincircle.org.