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Common Loon Conservation with Jim Paruk

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

Paruk, is an adjunct professor of biology at USM where he supervises graduate students involved in loon research. He has been studying loons throughout North and Central America for nearly two decades. Paruk has taught college courses in ornithology, zoology, ecology, and animal behavior.

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