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Dim the Lights for Birds at Night
May 18 @ 7:00 pm
“Dim the Lights for Birds at Night” will be the topic discussed on Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00PM at Grayslake Village Hall. This event is part of an international campaign, World Migratory Bird Day, designed to bring awareness to bird migration. This year’s theme is focused on the effects of light pollution on migratory patterns. This event is free and open to the public.
The two featured speakers of the event are Dale Dellutri of the Skokie Valley Astronomers and Diane Rosenberg of the Lake County Audubon Society. Dellutri will discuss the problem of increasing artificial light at night. Rosenberg’s presentation will focus on migratory patterns in general and specifically to local areas. Both Rosenberg and Dellutri will be available to answer questions following the presentations.
Rosenberg’s background includes serving as the environmental control commissioner for the Village of Franklin Park. She has also been a member of the Lake County Audubon Board. Rosenberg is currently focused on “Sharing our Shore,” a collaborative program between the City of Waukegan and the Lake County Audubon Society. With a master’s degree in biology from Loyola University of Chicago, she has taught both at the university and secondary school level.
Dellutri has an MBA and MS in Information Science from the University of Chicago and has managed technical employees and projects in various fields including programming, data center construction, legal, tax and futures and equity trading. Now retired, he is an amateur astronomer and manages the Skokie Valley Astronomers website. Dellutri has given multiple astronomy-themed presentations and participates annually at a local Astronomy Day meeting at William Rainey Harper College in Palatine.