Beaver Creek Wetlands 30th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, May 19th 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn, 3520 Pentagon Blvd., Beavercreek, Ohio

Join us for a celebration of the our 30 years of protecting the Beaver Creek Wetlands. Our theme will be "A Dinner and a Movie", as we will be unveiling our new video to promote the Beaver Creek Wetlands. Tom Hissong will be our Keynote Speaker and will be presenting his program, "Discovering Ohio's Natural Wonders Through A Camera Lens." We will also be raffling off a new Canon Camera and Nikon Binocluars. Stay tuned for even more.

Reception 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Movie Night Trivia
Cash Bar

Dinner 6:30 p.m.
For members and friends
$30.00 Reservation required by May 9th

Wetlands Raffle Drawing
Silent Auction

Annual Meeting 7:30 p.m.
Code of Regulations amendments
Election of Trustees
Awards and Recognition

Keynote Speaker Tom Hissong 8:00 p.m.
"Ohio's Natural Wonders through a Camera Lens"

Screening of BCWA film

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After Tom's presentation, we invite you, our wetland VIP's, to treat yourself to snacks from the concession stand and walk the red carpet to join us for a special screening of BCWA's new promotional video, produced by Wild Excellence Films.

Keynote Speaker Tom Hissong
Discovering Ohio's Natural Wonders Through A Camera Lens - Ohio is home to beautiful and remarkable natural wonders that can be discovered 365 days a year. In Ohio a nature photographer can find limitless wild subjects including fungi, wildflowers, trees, insects, amphibians, birds and more to make great photos. Tom Hissong, retired Education Manager and naturalist at the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm near Dayton for over 21 years, has had the wonderful opportunity to spend a great deal of time in the outdoors of Ohio. He has made many exciting discoveries through his camera lens on his way to learning all that he can about Ohio's natural heritage. In this program Tom will share some of his most favorite images of nature that he has made in Ohio through the four seasons in a special PowerPoint presentation. This program is sure to take the audience on an exciting trip of beauty, wonder and discovery. Tom is an award winning nature photographer who lives in Clayton Ohio with his wife Kay.

Tom Hissong has followed an exciting career path working as an Interpretive Naturalist /Environmental Educator in the Dayton, Ohio area for nearly 41 years. He retired from his position as the Education Manager at the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm north of Dayton in March of 2017. Prior to his position at Aullwood Tom served as a naturalist for 2 years with the Five Rivers MetroParks which followed 16 years in the position of Curator of Education with the Dayton Museum of Natural History. Tom graduated from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio with a B.S. degree in Environmental Education / Field Biology in 1976. He is well known throughout the Dayton area for his expertise as an avid ornithology instructor / bird watcher and for his enthusiasm in teaching many children and adult classes on natural history topics each year. Tom has been the planner, organizer and leader of 8 different nine-day expeditions to south Florida and the Everglades for bird study and has led many three-day weekend trips to Pt. Pelee, Canada to watch birds and to northern Michigan to observe the endangered Kirtland's Warbler over the past thirty years. Listed among his international expeditions are Australia, the Peruvian Amazon and Andes, Kenya, Panama, High Arctic Norway, Costa Rica, Galapagos Islands, and Canadian Rockies. Awards received include Dayton Tripod Camera Club's 1984 Nature Photographer of the Year, the EarthWatch / Timken Foundation Research for Renewal -Teacher Fellowship, the National Audubon Society ACE Group Award - Flamingo Watch, 1999 Garden Club of Ohio, Inc. - Citation, inducted into Northmont Schools Roll of Honor 2006, 2007 Tamar Chotzen - National Audubon Society Educator of the Year, and 2008 TogetherGreen Leadership Fellow .

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