Natural History Pub: For the Love of Dark Skies: Good for People, Ecosystems and the Economy

  • 04.04.22
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Central Oregon sits on the edge of the largest intact area of pristine dark skies in the Lower 48—a vanishing natural resource. Join Mary Coolidge of Portland Audubon and a board member of the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) Oregon Chapter and Dr. Bill Kowalik, board chair of the IDA Oregon Chapter, to learn about ecological light pollution and how we can conserve our dark skies.

This event is FREE, and registration is required.


7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, doors open at 5:30 pm

At McMenamins Old St. Francis School
700 NW Bond St., Bend

Participants will be eating and drinking before and during the program. Participants ages 12 and older will be required to show upon arrival a COVID-19 vaccination card or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours and a photo ID.

With support from


700 NW Bond Street, Bend, 97701, United States


Food and beverage sales in Father Luke’s Room help support this popular lecture series.
Seating is limited and RSVP is required.

7:00 pm (Doors open at 5:30 pm)