General Membership Meeting Features Sherry Schmidt

The Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia: Mammals, and a Bit of Natural History

Sherry Schmidt to speak at April 24 meeting

Sherry Schmidt is an instructor in the biology department at Mount San Antonio College, where she has taught for 23 years. Her presentation will include photographs taken during a three week trip to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands. The presentation will include information on how the Southern Ocean that encircles Antarctica is unique from all the world’s other oceans and why it supports such incredible numbers of pelagic birds, penguins, whales, and other marine mammals. The talk will include some information on the threats to animals that inhabit the Antarctic region including the impact of long line fisheries on albatross populations.

Sherry’s primary interests are in the natural history of desert and mountain ecosystems, and in conservation biology. She also loves photography and travel. Her recent trips include the Galapagos, Madagascar, Antarctica, and Peru.

Everyone welcome. Social hour at 7 PM. Business meeting and program at 7:30 PM.

Encino Community Center, 4935 Balboa Blvd., Encino. Located between Moorpark and Ventura Blvd., on the west side of Balboa, just south of the Presbyterian Church.