SHARE YOUR BIRDING PHOTOS!
The meeting will be on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in room 2142 of the Baroco Science Center (Bldg. 21), 21 Airport Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32504, on the main campus of Pensacola State College.
The program will be our annual Christmas slide show consisting of bird photographs taken relatively recently by members of our Society and of FMWAS activities during the past year.
Call for Photographs
Members participating in the show are requested to provide up to 12 slides (4 X 6, JPEG) that will be organized into a power point presentation by Larry Goodman. Participating members will be asked to present their slides and provide supporting information. Photos and copies of those submitted for the program will be deleted after the meeting. The program may be recorded for FMWAS use only.
If you would like to submit slides, please contact me as soon as possible. When providing the slides, please list them in the order that you plan on presenting them and provide the name of the bird(s) and the location that the photo was taken. This information should be provided along with the slides.
There is not a requirement that presenters attend the meeting. They may arrange for someone else to present the slides.
Members attending the meeting are asked to bring snacks and/or desserts that will be shared after the slide show.
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