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13th Annual Snow Goose Festival: January 26-29, 2012
Presentations/Workshops for Friday, January 27, 2012

Basic Nature & Wildlife Photography Workshop

$15 Adult ; $8 Youth
8:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Bidwell Mansion Visitor Center

This workshop is an introduction to nature and wildlife photography, particularly bird photography. Topics will include discussions on exposure, lighting, composition, and the ethics of nature photography. Some equipment will be on display including film and digital cameras, photography blinds, camera support devices, flash projection setups, and remote control units. This workshop complements the Photography Field Trip at the Sacramento Refuge on Sunday.

Presenter: Steve Emmons

Bird Carving Seminar for Beginners

$30 Adult/Youth
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Chico Creek Nature Center

Join master carvers from the Pacific Flyway Decoy Association for a five hour carving seminar. All of the necessary materials, including a study guide and the best knives on the market, will be provided. Short lectures with lots of hands-on carving will enable you to complete a Lewis's Woodpecker. Topics include where to get your supplies, how to use reference material, wood selection, and how to use hand tools and power tools. This workshop’s fee includes a one-year membership in the Pacific Flyway Decoy Association. Must be fifteen years or older.

Presenter: Pacific Flyway Decoy Association

Geese of the Pacific Flyway

$15 Adult ; $7 Youth
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: CSUC Holt Hall Rm #235

This workshop will include a PowerPoint slide introduction to the classification, distribution, and identification of Pacific Flyway geese. Following the introduction, we'll move into the Vertebrate Museum in order to examine museum study skins and wings of the various goose species and subspecies. Lastly, participants will be able to practice their identification techniques on fresh, unlabeled goose wings.

Presenter: Jay Bogiatto