"This abundant bird ceased to exist."
Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) October 31, 2014
For centuries, this long-distance flyer was the most abundant bird in North America and perhaps the world. Then, in a matter of decades, it was hunted to extinction. On Sept. 1, 1914, Martha, the last passenger pigeon in captivity, died in the Cincinnati Zoo, marking the end of the species.
Delaware Valley College is hosting a screening of "From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction," an award-winning documentary revealing the story of the unlikely extinction of the passenger pigeon. The screening will be held in the College's Life Sciences Building on its main campus in Doylestown, Pennsylvania on Monday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.
Join us for this film event and the unveiling of our "From Billions to None" exhibit. There is no cost to attend. The event is being sponsored by Delaware Valley College's Chapter of the Wildlife Society and PAWZ.
Delaware Valley College is an independent, multidisciplinary college with property in Bucks and Montgomery counties. Founded in 1896, it features individualized attention, small class sizes and an applied as well as theoretical approach to learning. The College offers rich programs in the sciences, as well as a variety of programs in business and the humanities, offering more than 25 undergraduate majors, six master’s programs, a Doctor of Education degree, and a variety of complementary adult education courses.