2018 PROGRAM DIRECTOR Dudley Edmondson
Dudley Edmondson is the author of the landmark book, “Black & Brown Faces in America’s Wild Places,” profiling African Americans in nontraditional vocations and avocations in the outdoors.
Mr. Edmondson speaks regularly on his books and his career as a Wildlife Photographer. Dudley's photography career spans nearly 3 decades. His work has been featured in galleries and in nearly 100 publications around the world.
Dudley is a lifelong nature advocate and is passionate about bringing diverse voices into the conservation conversation.
Phenology is the study of seasonal plant and animal cycles and how variations in climate, habitat factors affect the emergence of leaves and flowers, the first flight of butterflies, and the first appearance of migratory birds.
Document Spring combines the artistry of photography with the systematic gathering of scientific data. OACC engaged these experts to develop the Phenology Protocol for Document Spring. We are immensely grateful for their expertise and their enthusiasm for Document Spring as a citizen science project.
Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community is honored to partner with Jay Cooke State Park. Henry and Mary Oldenburglong championed the birth of Jay Cooke State Park and Oldenburg Point in the park celebrates their efforts. The Oldenburgs built their house adjacent to the Park in 1894 and held frequent gatherings of scholars, activists, and artists. Their daughter Margaret followed in her parents’ footsteps as a conservationist and anthropologist. Document Spring carries this tradition forward.