Black Birders Week: #LiferMemories in an Urban Patch

06/02/2021 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM ET


  • Free


Photo credit: Jean Shum

Wednesday, June 2, 7-8pm
Online Discussion with Georgia Silvera Seamans, PhD and Leo Douglas, PhD
with The Feminist Bird Club

Join us for a virtual discussion of lifer moments and urban patch parks featuring Georgia Silvera Seamans and Leo Douglas, hosted by NYC Audubon Conservation Associate Aurora Crooks. All ages will be able to enjoy this birdy discussion. Registration required. Limited to 500. Free.

Georgia Silvera Seamans is an urban and community forester. She is the founder of Local Nature Lab and directs Washington Square Park Eco Projects. Georgia is one of the organizers of #BlackBotanistsWeek and co-developed the #NYCNatureForum. She is a researcher and writer with articles in Urban Forestry & Urban GreeningArboriculture & Urban Forestry, Popular Science, and Audubon.

Leo Douglas is a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU Liberal Studies. He received his PhD and a Masters in Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology from Columbia University, New York City. He has also received an Advanced Environmental Policy Certificate from Columbia. Additionally, he holds a Masters in Zoology from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, where he studied the effects of forest degradation on endemic and Neotropical migratory birds. He a past-president of BirdsCaribbean, the largest single international NGO focusing on the conservation flora and fauna within the greater Caribbean region. He is a former board member of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB). He is a 2004 Fulbright OAS Scholar, a 2016 – Partners in Flight (PIF) Leadership Award recipient for Outstanding Contribution to Bird Conservation, a 2018 Musgrave Medal recipient – for Distinguished Eminence in the Field of Science on the island of Jamaica, and 2021 NYU Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award recipient.

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