18may7:00 pm8:30 pmConservation Café: SI National Zoo Bird House with Brian Evans
Newly reopened following six years of renovation, the Smithsonian National Zoo’s new Bird House is dedicated to the full-annual
Newly reopened following six years of renovation, the Smithsonian National Zoo’s new Bird House is dedicated to the full-annual cycle of migratory birds. Visitors can walk through three aviaries full of 60 species of free-flighted birds from North and South America. New interpretive panels in English and Spanish, and a kid-friendly Washington Wood Thrush guide, help visitors learn about the birds, their natural habitats, and their conservation statuses.
Join us in person at Woodend Nature Sanctuary as Brian Evans, Ph.D. shares an in-depth look at the new Bird House. Dr. Evans was integral to the effort to renovate this historic exhibit and is eager to re-introduce it to the public.
Dr. Evans will also describe his research on bird population ecology and discuss his work as an educator developing a bird banding demonstration program and community science projects at the Zoo.
Don’t miss this fascinating presentation, and then be sure you visit the exhibit at the Zoo this year!
This will be our second in-person Conservation Cafe since 2020. AND, it will be livestreamed for the first time! Please join us at Woodend Sanctuary for this exciting event.
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Dr. Brian Evans is a quantitative ecologist, data scientist, ornithologist, and educator at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Migratory Bird Center (SMBC). His research explores the influence of urban environments and other human-managed landscapes on bird populations and communities. He integrates traditional field methods, tracking technology, remotely sensed data, and community science to evaluate these systems. He is also the research coordinator and project lead of SMBC’s Bird Observatory, a joint research and outreach center located at the National Zoo’s Bird House. As an educator, Dr. Evans develops and implements courses and workshops on data science and ecology for students of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. His training programs are especially aimed at sharing open-source technology with students from underserved communities.
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Woodend Nature Sanctuary