Community Science in the Age of #SocialDistancing

How We Can Advance Ornithological Science During the Pandemic


Life as we know it has been upended in the past year, but there are still birds and other wild things. And community scientists have been contributing to crowdsourced scientific databases as never before. In this presentation–part tutorial, part exhortation–lifelong naturalist and birder Ted Floyd will reflect on nature study during the COVID-19 pandemic; and he will gaze into his crystal ball and tell us where it is all going.

About Ted Floyd, Ph.D

Ted Floyd is the Editor of Birding magazine, the award-winning flagship publication of the American Birding Association. He has written five bird books, including the Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America (HarperCollins, 2008) and How to Know the Birds (National Geographic, 2019). Ted is also the author of more than 200 popular articles, technical papers, and book chapters on birds and nature. A graduate of Princeton University (A.B., 1990) and Penn State University (Ph.D., 1995), Ted has taught biology, math, and statistics to everyone from second graders to advanced graduate students. Learn more.

Thursday, January 7 at 6:00pm MST via Zoom and Facebook. Free and open to the public, registration is required to receive virtual links. 

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Community Science in the Age of #SocialDistancing

January 7, 2021 from 6–6pm