Special Guest Lecturers

Paul Greenfield

October 31

Paul Greenfield grew up near New York City and became interested in birds as a child. He received his B.F.A. from Temple University where he was an art major at the Tyler School of Art. Since 1972, he has lived in Ecuador where his fascination for birds and art has culminated with the completion of 20 years of work illustrating the book he co-authored with Robert Ridgely, The Birds of Ecuador. Paul is very involved in saving Ecuador's avian diversity and important habitats through his involvement with various foundations, as well as working with local government and communities to encourage their involvement in the protection of "their" biodiversity and the promotion of birding tourism in Ecuador.


Ron Magill

November 14

The Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill has worked hands-on with wildlife for over 30 years. While most recognized from numerous television appearances, including “Good Morning America” and “The Tonight Show with David Letterman,” Magill has also developed and directed award-winning conservation projects and documentaries focusing on the wildlife of Africa, India and tropical America. In recognition of his wildlife preservation efforts, Magill received the prestigious Wildlife Ambassador Award.