Bird Bonds: How people connect to birds and how birds connect us to each other
Joseph T. Steensma, EdD, MPH, CIH
Professor of Practice, Public Health and Social Entrepreneurship
George Warren Brown School of Social Work
Scholar, Institute of Public Health
Moderated by: Cynthia Wichelman, M.D.
People, communities, ecosystems and seasons are connected through birds. From Belleville to the Bahamas, from Ellis Island to Andros Island, our communities are connected through birds. Join us for an evening of exploring these connections with Washington University professor, author, and a foremost expert on birds of the Bahamas, Joe Steensma. Dr. Steensma has spent the past 24 winters in the Bahamas studying the neotropical migrants that pour through the Mississippi Flyway each year on their way to their winter homes. Known as much for his humor as he is for his birding exploits, Dr. Steensma weaves science and story-telling together in such a way that even non-birders leave wanting to learn more about the birds that connect us.
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