From: Winding Road [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 5:22 PM
Subject: Meet conservationist Sergio Avila-Villegas after TO CATCH A JAGUAR
Winding Road Theater Ensemble invites you to meet and talk with the Northern Mexico Conservation Program Manager from Sky Island Alliance, Sergio Avila-Villegas, who will deliver a guest lecture after this weekend’s performances of TO CATCH A JAGUAR. Also present from Sky Island will be Jessica Moreno, Wildlife Linkages Program Manager. The playwright, Dawn C. Sellers, will join the discussion with audience members regarding her new play, Sonoran wildlife conservation, wildlife research and it’s consequences.
ONLY TWO PERFORMANCES! ALL TICKETS $10
Friday, August 2 at 7:30 PM & Sunday, August 4 at 2:00 PM
In the Zuzi Theatre at The Historic Y -- 738 N. 5th Avenue
Call (520) 401-3626 for reservations or purchase tickets online at www.windingroadtheater.org
Sergio Avila-Villegas, Northern Mexico Conservation Program Manager
Biologist Sergio Avila-Villegas attended the University of Aguascalientes, then University of Baja California for a Master’s degree in Arid Lands Management. For over a decade, Sergio has gained extensive training and experience working in northwest Mexico on wildlife research and conservation projects on species like mountain lions, Cactus ferruginous pygmy-owls, California sea lions, river otters, Santa Catalina rattlesnakes and sea birds. In 2003 he initiated work on jaguar conservation in the Sierra Madre of Sonora where he monitored the northernmost breeding population of jaguars. At Sky Island Alliance, Sergio is taking the lead on wildlife research and conservation efforts in northern Mexico and cross-border connectivity, currently filling a critical niche with community outreach, research and conservation in places where no information currently exists regarding the status of the borderland’s cuatro gatos. Sergio lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife Jenny.
Jessica Moreno, Wildlife Linkages Program Coordinator
Wildlife biologist Jessica Moreno attended The University of Arizona in Natural Resources, receiving a Bachelors degree in Wildlife, Watershed and Rangeland Management. Since then Jessica has attained training and experience in wildlife research, with emphasis in non-invasive remote camera monitoring and wildlife tracking techniques. Jessica spent four years as the Field Biologist and Volunteer Coordinator for The University of Arizona Wild Cat Research and Conservation Center, combining citizen science and community outreach with local mountain lion and urban bobcat monitoring projects. With Sky Island Alliance, Jessica has served as a volunteer for ocelot and jaguar monitoring and tracking instruction since 2004, and with grassroots organizing and outreach as the Conservation Associate for Protected Lands. She became Sky Island Alliance's Wildlife Linkages Program Coordinator in 2010, where she trains and engages volunteer naturalists in wildlife monitoring research, informs public policy, and advocates to protect, connect and restore wildlife movement corridors in the Sky Island region. Jessica is Track & Sign II certified through CyberTracker Conservation International.
WINDING ROAD THEATER ENSEMBLE
TO CATCH A JAGUAR
a staged reading of a new play by Dawn C. Sellers
Travel with the Moon through the Sonoran desert as a young girl grows into a wildlife biologist in order to catch a jaguar...but at what cost? TO CATCH A JAGUAR was inspired by the untimely death of Macho B in 2009, at that time, Arizona's last known jaguar. Come explore the dangers and dreams of our environment through discussions with playwright, conservationists and biologists following each performance.
Friday, August 2 at 7:30 PM
and Sunday, August 4 at 2:00 PM
All tickets $10 at the door. Call (520) 401-3626 for reservations.
To purchase tickets online visit us at windingroadtheater.org
Performing in The Zuzi Theatre at The Historic Y, 738 N. 5th Avenue
Featuring Esther Almazan, Christopher Johnson, Yvonne Montoya,
Sherry Mulholland, Roger Owen, Carla Torco and China Young
Directed by Christopher Johnson
with Choreography by Eva Tessler
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