We are committed to informing citizens and our partners about our scientific discoveries and their application to bird conservation in ways that stimulate interest and provoke curiosity in the natural world. This component of our mission is critical because it ensures that the public can be involved in conservation decisions, particularly in their community. More and more, we are finding ways to use our scientific studies to interact and engage with adults and youth. Another common way we conduct outreach is through invited presentations to the public (typically free) or other training events such as a Bird ID classes. Check our Schedule of Events for upcoming talks. We also prepare written articles in the media or popular magazines, and every now and then we even do a radio or TV interview.
We also believe it is important to connect our conservation message with youth. Doing so ensures a future generation of citizens that are invested in, and will serve as stewards of, all the amazing biodiversity found on this planet. Recently, we have helped Ding Darling National Wildlife refuge develop and deliver a youth education program centered on Mangrove Cuckoos and their conservation. We are also working with statistics students from Western Washington University to provide real world data so that they can see the practical application of their studies. We continue to look for avenues to connect with educators. If you are an educator and would like to talk with us about collaborative opportunities, please contact us.