Wenatchee River Institute is a proud sponsor of the 2016-2017 Wenatchee Valley Environmental Film and Lecture Series presented by the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center.
Al Larson was one of the first citizen scientists to take up the North American Bluebird Society call to action in 1978. Since then, the 91-year-old has developed a string of 300 nest boxes in the remote Owyhee Mountains on the Oregon/Idaho border. The film captures the dedication of this conservationist as he monitors every stage of the breeding process from nest building to egg laying, hatching, and finally the fledgling of the bluebird chicks. While celebrating the success of this remarkable man, the film addresses the struggle to inspire the next generation of citizen scientists.
This film is being sponsored by North Central Washington Audubon Society.