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Noting the passing of John L Zimmerman (1 Viewer)

I wasn't sure where to post this, but I guess as KOS folks are grieving it might as well be here.

John L Zimmerman passes at 87
He joined the Division of Biology at Kansas State University in the fall of 1963. He pioneered E-learning as the “voice on the tape recorder” for the Principles of Biology course. In addition to teaching Biology and Ornithology, research and publication in grassland bird ecology, he was instrumental in the development of the Friends of Konza Prairie education program.

After 35 years at Kansas State, he and Janice retired to Charlottesville, Virginia. In retirement he was active in the Monticello Bird Club and the Ivy Creek Nature Center. In recent years he has lived at Friendship Village in Chesterfield, MO. In Chesterfield, he served as a docent for the local butterfly sanctuary helping others appreciate the natural world.

Also a conservationist and author including Cheyenne Bottoms, Wetland in Jeopardy. Cheyenne Bottoms WA is now a Ramsar wetland and reportedly a stopover point for 45% of North American shorebirds, but water rights and conservation efforts are still a struggle.

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