Bringing Back the Bald Eagle - note start time

Leader or Speaker: 
George Steele
Location of Event: 
Colonie Public Library
May 1, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Note new start time - 6:30 PM

In the spring of 2015 the oldest known bald eagle was recovered dead as a road kill. It was one of the first bald eagles released in the reintroduction program conducted by the NYSDEC. George Steele worked on the hacking team that worked with that bird. Join him as he tells the story of the decline and reestablishment of the bald eagle in those early years through a slide illustrated presentation.

George Steele has a BS in Forest Biology/Wildlife Management from SUNY College of ESF in Syracuse. He worked with the NYSDEC Endangered Species Unit for two years and then for the Environmental Education Unit for thirteen years running the DEC's summer environmental education camps. For the last 24 years, George has worked as an independent environmental education program provider/consultant working with schools, nature centers, museums, summer camps and various organizations. He is an active member of the HMBC and the NYS Outdoor Education Association and posts cool experiences and discoveries in work as an environmental educator and naturalist on Facebook. He can be reached at