The 6th Great Extinction: Devasting Wildlife and all of Biodiversity

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Thursday January 27

7:00 PM  –  8:30 PM

Date: Thursday, January 27, 2021 
Location: Zoom Virtual Lecture 
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm

  • Learn about the grave threats to biodiversity threatening wildlife, insects including pollinators, and many other species. This is the only great extinction linked to humans, the last being 60 million years ago.
  • Hear from Gerald Winegrad, an experienced naturalist with many years of work in wildlife conservation and trips around the globe to observe nature’s fascinating creatures.
  • He will be returning from an eco-expedition to Antarctica.

Presenter: Gerald Winegrad | Former State Senator and Author

Registration Required.

  • Upon registration, you will receive two emails: one confirmation email with your receipt and the link to join the Zoom lecture and one e-ticket email.
  • If you are registering as a member, please use the coupon code provided by AMM.

Cost: $10 General Admission; FREE for AMM Members First Mate and above ($150).

This lecture will be offered virtually by Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. Upon registration, you will be sent the link for the video conference to join on the evening of the lecture. If you do not receive your confirmation email after you register, please check your Spam folder, or email Tracey Neikirk at To learn more about Zoom and to download the app to your computer, visit the Zoom website. 

About the Presenter: Gerald Winegrad served with distinction in the Maryland Legislature from 1983 to 1995, first in the House of Delegates and then 12 years as a State Senator. He represented the greater Annapolis area. Senator Winegrad served as Chairman of the Senate Environment Subcommittee for eight years and wrote, sponsored, or managed nearly all environmental legislation passing the Senate, including the Chesapeake Bay legislation. Gerald Winegrad holds a B.A. Degree in Economics from Western Maryland College and a J.D. Degree from the University of Maryland School of Law and has been an attorney since 1969. His formal environmental career began in 1969 when he served as Counsel to the National Wildlife Federation. After leaving the Legislature in 1995 he served as Vice President for Policy of the American Bird Conservancy in Washington, D.C until 2008. ​