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Webinar: Black Birders Week – Cultural Connections

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June 3 at 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

The third annual Black Birders Week (May 29–June 4) will feature a 3-part webinar series exploring the social aspects of birdwatching. Birding can be an individual activity but it’s much more enjoyable with a community of birders. In the age of COVID, and in the age of social media, how are birders connecting? Join the organizers of Black Birders Week to explore the importance of social connections in claiming your birding identity.

In part 3 of the series, panelists will take a bird’s eye view of the current structure of birding culture. What exactly is birding culture? The panel will discuss the culture of birding as a whole, and what they would like to see shift to make it more accepting of the various cultural connections people have with birds. Panelists will share stories of how they bring their own culture into the birding experience, and how our cultural connections to birds can shape our birding journey.

Black Birders Week is organized by BlackAFinSTEM, which creates and maintains the schedules, events, and hashtags. BlackAFinSTEM is a group of young professionals in the STEM fields. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is partnering with Black Birders Week to help these important conversations reach a larger audience.

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June 3
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual Program

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