Celebrating Migratory Bird Day

With Dr. Rebecca McGuire of WCS Arctic Beringia

Birding for many of us means spotting a life bird, snapping a photo, and entering it and a count into an app. Our guest Rebecca McGuire, Avian Ecologist of WCS Arctic Beringia Program, grew up in the wilderness of rural Alaska, without electricity or running water, and learned from books and observation of wildlife. That is where her appreciation for migratory birds of the tundra regions flourished. Join us for activities and a discussion in celebration of Migratory Bird DayWe will discuss the significance of tracking systems, Rebecca’s conservation identity story, and her experience “counting eiders migrating past while on the pack ice at the absolute edge of North America with polar bears appearing as if by magic every time I scanned the ice around me.”


NOT ALL SCIENTISTS WEAR LAB COATS
Conservation issues remain a critical emphasis in the STEM field. Facing issues such as illegal wildlife trafficking, the climate crisis, plastics pollution, and zoonotic disease spread, WCS professionals are leading the way in innovative and exciting ways to identify solutions. Join us for our newest interactive series exploring STEM careers. In each session, you’ll learn about a different conservation issue, meet a WCS staff member actively working on solutions, and discover how their unique pathway to a STEM career was influenced by their identity.











When: Thu., May. 13, 2021 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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With Dr. Rebecca McGuire of WCS Arctic Beringia

Birding for many of us means spotting a life bird, snapping a photo, and entering it and a count into an app. Our guest Rebecca McGuire, Avian Ecologist of WCS Arctic Beringia Program, grew up in the wilderness of rural Alaska, without electricity or running water, and learned from books and observation of wildlife. That is where her appreciation for migratory birds of the tundra regions flourished. Join us for activities and a discussion in celebration of Migratory Bird DayWe will discuss the significance of tracking systems, Rebecca’s conservation identity story, and her experience “counting eiders migrating past while on the pack ice at the absolute edge of North America with polar bears appearing as if by magic every time I scanned the ice around me.”


NOT ALL SCIENTISTS WEAR LAB COATS
Conservation issues remain a critical emphasis in the STEM field. Facing issues such as illegal wildlife trafficking, the climate crisis, plastics pollution, and zoonotic disease spread, WCS professionals are leading the way in innovative and exciting ways to identify solutions. Join us for our newest interactive series exploring STEM careers. In each session, you’ll learn about a different conservation issue, meet a WCS staff member actively working on solutions, and discover how their unique pathway to a STEM career was influenced by their identity.

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