Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival
The 18th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival is scheduled for January 21-26, 2015.
The 2015 Festival is located at: Eastern Florida State College - Titusville Campus ( NEW name for Brevard Community College ) 1311 North US1 Titusville, Florida 32796
Happy November to All!
I wanted to take a moment and let you all know where we are to date with the scheduling of the 18th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival.
We are finishing up the final touches to our program and website, updating both for your ease in registration. We are a bit delayed in launching both, however, rest assured, the additions that we have made to the 18th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival will surely delight all who attend. Please continue to check back for updates here on the website or visit us on Facebook.
This year we have added new presenters, photographers, and field trips to our already internationally sought-after list of talent that we bring to you each year! Our keynotes in 2015 include some of the brightest stars from A-Z --- Elsa Alvear, Jeff Bouton, Bill Thomspon III, and Julie Zickefoose. We will kick off our Opening Welcome Reception at the Historic Emma Parrish Theatre, home of the Titusville Playhouse, where Julie will be our featured speaker. Join us there for food and libation before the presentation.
Our exhibit hall is sure to be a shopper's paradise! We will have your familiar optics, photography, and wildlife art dealers as well as a few surprises. We will even offer a massage booth this year to help you soothe your muscles after attending one of our superb nature hikes or other field trips!
We are also very excited this year to announce the World Digiscopers Meeting, sponsored by Swarovski Optic. Digiscopers from North America and across the world are invited to attend the World Digiscopers Meeting, held simultaneously at the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival. Clay Taylor, Swarovski Optik Naturalist Market Manager, leads an opportunity for this birding and wildlife watching accessory to be explored, shared, enjoyed and used competitively or as a learning experience.
As you see, the 18th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival will be the highlight of January! We appreciate your patience while we finalize productions!Rhonda Harris
Director of Operations
Brevard Nature Alliance
Keynote Speakers (An outstanding line-up from A to Z)
Elsa Alvear Chief of Resource Management, Biscayne National Park
Jeff Bouton Manager Birding/Nature Markets, Leica Sport Optics, USA
Bill Thompson Editor/Co-publisher Bird Watcher's Digest
Julie Zickefoose Artist/Writer
Exhibitor Reservation information will be emailed from mid to the end of June 2014. The 2015 Festival Program will be mailed in October and the Festival web site will be launched within the same timeframe. Festival Registration will be only online with access on the web site. Registration can be conveniently accomplished via most cell phones and iPads.
We look forward to an outstanding Festival and invite you to join us for many outdoor adventures and nature-based activities on Florida's Space Coast.
Best regards on behalf of the Brevard Nature Alliance, Board of Directors
Neta Harris, Financial Services Coordinator
Rhonda Harris, Director of Operations
Below are a few hand-picked photos from the 2014 Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival.
St. Sebastian State Park looking at Red-cocaked Woodpeckers.
Contact and Location
Eastern Florida State College
1311 N. U.S. 1
Titusville, FL 32796
( January 21-26, 2015 )