"Following in the Footsteps of Georg Steller"
Programs are usually held on the third Wednesday of the month, September through November, and January through May, at the Division of Wildlife building located at 4255 Sinton Rd.
Coffee and socializing at 6:30 pm; Program begins at 7 pm and runs to about 8:30 pm. Please use back entrance. There is no charge and reservations are not required.
We have Steller’s Jays, Steller’s Sea Lions, Steller’s Sea Eagle, and Steller’s Sea Cow (now extinct). Who was this Steller who has given his name to so many animals?
Russian naturalist Georg Steller accompanied Vitus Bering on his journey to Alaska in 1741, where he was the first European to document the variety of plants, birds, and mammals he found there. Additionally, upon sighting the jay that now bears his name, he recognized that it was related to the more familiar Blue Jay, and deduced that Alaska, therefore, must be part of North America.
Bob Steller is a descendant of Georg Steller. He has retraced the route that his famous ancestor followed so many years ago. Join us as we hear Bob’s account of his adventures in Alaska, walking in the footsteps of history.