Connecticut Audbon Society

Young, Gifted & Wild About Birds 2022: The next generation has arrived, and you can catch them on Zoom

January 6, 2022 — Connecticut Audubon’s online series, Young, Gifted, and Wild About Birds, starts this month with the first of five Zoom presentations — combining conservation science with the joy and fun of getting to know the bird world.

Young, Gifted, and Wild About Birds 2022 presents compelling, cutting edge ideas and voices. The 2021 series was a popular hit, with more than 750 tickets sold.

Five younger generation researchers will explore the plight of dwindling bird species and look closely at how Connecticut can restore plunging bird numbers while making progress on climate change.

For a fun and colorful contrast, an artist from New York City via Russia and Israel will talk about how she uses sketching and painting to deepen her interest and delight in the birds she finds in city parks.

Tickets are $8 each for members and $10 each for non-members.

Or you can buy a discount subscription — all five presentations for the price of four. That’s $32 for Connecticut Audubon members, and $40 for non-members.

Young, Gifted, and Wild About Birds 2022 builds on the research and recommendations presented in Connecticut Audubon’s 2021 State of the Birds report, titled, “Three Billion Birds Are Gone. How Do We Bring Them Back?”

Buy your tickets now. All proceeds go directly toward projects that help Connecticut’s birds.

Click HERE to subscribe to the final 3 presentations of 2022!

New Yorker magazine artist Jenny Kroik, one of this year’s presenters, did this portrait of herself birding in a marsh.

The presentations are:

Birds Are Telling Us It’s Time To Act On Climate Change
Brooke Bateman, Ph.D.
Wednesday, February 2, 6:30 p.m.

High Tide for Salt Marsh Birds
Sam Apgar, Ph.D. candidate, University of Connecticut
A special lunchtime presentation
Thursday, February 10, 2022, 12:30 p.m.

How Drawing and Painting Can Help You Get In Touch With The Bird World
Jenny Kroik, illustrator and artist
Thursday, March 3, 2022, 7 p.m.

Grassland Birds Are Thriving In The Least Likely Place
Shannon Curley, Ph.D., and Jose Ramirez-Garofalo, Ph.D., candidate Rutgers University
Thursday, March 24, 2022, 7 p.m.

Barn Swallows Under the Lights
Murry Burgess, Ph.D. candidate, North Carolina State University
Thursday, April 21, 2022, 7 p.m.

Click HERE to learn more about the presentations & the speakers.






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