The Audubon Center for Birds of Prey hosted Alex Glenn, the new president of Duke Energy’s utility operations in Florida, for a brief visit on Wednesday June 19. Mr. Glenn is responsible for advancing the company’s rate and regulatory initiatives and managing state and local regulatory and governmental relations, economic development and community affairs.
Mr. Glenn visited with Audubon Florida’s Executive Director, Eric Draper and Program Manger Katie Warner to talk about Audubon Florida and the Center for Birds of Prey programs and initiatives. Duke Energy, a supporter of Audubon Florida, currently funds the Center’s Eagle Eyes on the Environment education project. Using the iconic Bald Eagle as symbol for a healthy environment, Eagle Eyes on the Environment connects both the rehabilitation of Bald Eagles and other birds of prey with the Center’s educational programs. This educational program focuses on the theme of the W.E.B. of Life: Water, Energy and Birds are All Connected.
Mr. Glenn got the opportunity to visit with several of our campers, who were attending Raptor Camp. Students shared their experiences with Glenn and talked about the different raptor species they had met that day and the importance of reducing water use and conserving energy. Duke Energy also is a sponsor for the Center’s camps this summer. Immediately after the tour, Eric Draper and Katie Warner joined Alex for his presentation and a lunch at the Maitland Chamber of Commerce.