Coffee & Collections lecture to focus on ravens and eagles

Posted: Thursday, November 04, 2010

The City Museum will host the second Coffee & Collections lecture of the season at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, Nov. 6, with "Party Animals and Stuffed Shirts: The Social Histories of Ravens and Eagles." This lecture, led by Sandy Harbanuk coincides with the museum's extended exhibit, All Things Ravens and Eagles.

After giving a brief discussion on the natural history of eagles and ravens, Harbanuk will focus on the social lives of eagles and ravens and their relationship with humans. Blueberry, a non-releasable raven from the Juneau Raptor Center, will also be in attendance to greet museum visitors.

As a member of the Juneau Raptor Center, Harbanuk has worked extensively in wild bird rehabilitation and has been Blueberry's caretaker and handler for 14 years. Currently, Harbanuk is working on a book titled "The Life and Times of Alaska's Bald Eagles: A Social and Natural History," which will be released next spring.

Coffee & Collections is a monthly presentation series offered October through April that explores Juneau's history, culture and natural environment. All Coffee & Collections presentations are held at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum located at the corner of Fourth and Main Streets.

Coffee for this series is provided by Heritage Coffee Company.

For more information on this presentation or upcoming events at the museum, visit www.juneau.org/parkrec/museum or call 586-3572.

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is a facility of the Juneau Parks and Recreation Department.



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