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Portland Alumni and Parents Event

Date: 10:00am PDT August 4, 2012 Location: Oregon Zoo

  • Oregon silverspot butterfly
    Oregon silverspot butterfly
  • Professor Paulette Bierzychudek
    Professor Paulette Bierzychudek

Oregon Zoo

Meet local alumni and parents, and enjoy the morning with one of L&C’s outstanding professors - William Swindells, Sr. Professor of Natural Sciences Paulette Bierzychudek. Enjoy brunch and a presentation about conserving a rare Oregon butterfly, then stay at the zoo for the day to explore - tickets are included with your registration.

Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m.

Brunch and presentation
Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR
Click here for a map.

Professor Paulette Bierzychudek on The Butterfly’s Effect: Raising Butterflies and Scientists Through Student-Faculty Research - learn about the research students and faculty have done on the habitat and habits of the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly.

Event Registration

The cost of the event is $10 for adults and $8 for kids ages 11 and under, which includes brunch and a ticket to the zoo for each registrant.  Call our office main line at 503.768.7950 if you encounter any problems with the online registration or have any questions.

More on the Speaker

Professor Bierzychudek has been teaching at Lewis & Clark since 1995. She is a population biologist, and works in the areas of ecology, evolution, and conservation biology. She teaches and advises students in both Biology and Environmental Studies, emphasizing the process of scientific investigation, and connections to environmental issues.

Paulette studies the ecology and evolution of wild plant species growing in their natural environments, specifically, how environmental factors affect their performance and the evolution of particular traits, especially reproductive strategies.

She received her undergraduate degrees in botany and in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle, and a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from Cornell University. Paulette joined the faculty of Lewis & Clark College after 15 years at Pomona College.

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