Sculpture of a Great Auk by Todd McGrain

Birds, film, art & social change — two great events with the filmmakers in person!


We are delighted to feature two programs in October with the visionaries behind The Lost Bird Project, a sculpture project and film aimed at memorializing five extinct bird species and inspiring people to prevent future extinctions.

At our Speaker Series in Berkeley on Thursday October 16, sculptor Todd McGrain  will speak about the role of art in mobilizing people to address our current environmental crisis. That’s at 7:30 pm at Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda (between Solano and Marin) in Berkeley. Come at 7 for refreshments and socializing. Free for GGAS members or $5 for non-members.

Then on Sunday October 19, one of the filmmakers will join us to screen The Lost Bird Project film, which documents Todd’s efforts to create five giant bronze sculptures of extinct species like the Great Auk and Passenger Pigeon, and then get permission to install them at the sites where they were last found in the wild. That will be at 7 p.m. at the Ed Roberts Center, 3075 Adeline Street, across the street from Ashby BART in Berkeley. Cost is $5.

For more info, email us at or call (510) 843-2222.


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