Title: Audubon’s “Plants for Birds” Program

Speaker: Michael Goldman, Grange Insurance Audubon Center

Abstract: Plants for Birds

Biography:

Michael Goldman is the Conservation and Outreach Manager for Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Hailing originally from Beachwood, Ohio, Michael holds a degree in Environmental Geography from Ohio University, and a Master of Science in Environmental and Outdoor Education from SUNY Cortland. Michael has been working for the National Audubon Society for almost three years, having started as the Education Manager at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Florida. Michael is a member of the National Association of Interpretation, and the Governors Gardeners, he is also a Board member for the Columbus Green Team, March for Science-Columbus, and serves on the Conservation Committee for Columbus Audubon.  Between schooling he worked for the United States Peace Corps, serving in the country of Senegal, hosting science-themed radio shows and teaching sustainable urban agriculture.  Michael has been published in the Taproot Journal, and Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada. Known for his outgoing personality, Michael loves educating the public with stories, songs, and his bird themed YouTube videos. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, playing guitar and wildlife photography.