Add this Event to Calendar 10/07/2020 05:00 PM 10/07/2020 05:00 PM THE PUFFIN PLAN


Please join us for a live Zoom event on Wednesday, October 7 at 5:00 pm.

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Derrick Z. Jackson, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for commentary and an accomplished photographer, will be presenting an inspiring story of a young ornithologist who reintroduced puffins where none had been seen for a century.

Project Puffin is the inspiring story of how a beloved seabird was restored to long-abandoned nesting colonies off the Maine coast. As a young ornithology instructor at the Hog Island Audubon Camp, Dr. Stephen W. Kress learned that puffins had nested on nearby islands until extirpated by hunters in the late 1800s. To right this environmental wrong, he resolved to bring puffins back to one such island—Eastern Egg Rock. Yet bringing the plan to reality meant convincing skeptics, finding resources, and inventing restoration methods at a time when many believed in "letting nature take its course."

Today, Project Puffin has restored more than 1,000 puffin pairs to three Maine islands. But even more exciting, techniques developed during the project have helped to restore rare and endangered seabirds worldwide. Further, reestablished puffins now serve as a window into the effects of climate change. The success of Dr. Kress's project offers hope that people can restore lost wildlife populations and the habitats that support them. The need for such inspiration has never been greater.

This program will be made available on the Brockton Public Library Facebook page and also on the Children's Room at Brockton Public Library Facebook page. If you would like to participate and meet the author, please contact Sue McCormick for the Zoom link at

Contact: Susan McCormick 508-894-1430