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Common Loon Conservation with Dr. Jim Paruk

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 29, 2013, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The inaugural presentation of the University of Southern Maine’s Environmental Science honor society, Kappa Alpha Omicron, will feature Dr.  Jim Paruk discussing “Common Loon Conservation and Behavior in Maine” on April 29 at 6:00 p.m. in USM’s Wishcamper Center in Portland. This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Jim Paruk is the Director for the Center for Loon Conservation and has been studying loons throughout North and Central America for nearly two decades. Dr. Paruk’s primary study focus is the social and breeding behaviors of the common loon. He has taught college courses in ornithology, zoology, ecology, and animal behavior. He is also an adjunct professor of biology at USM where he supervises graduate students involved in loon research.

USM’s chapter of Kappa Alpha Omicron is the first and only chapter of this student honor society in northern New England. The chapter will be hosting the guest speaker series with talks centered on important environmental topics in Maine.

For more information, please contact Travis Wagner of the USM Department of Environmental Science at 207-228-8450 or

Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus

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