This study group will meet online during 4 Sundays in February to discuss scientific research on parrots. The first class focuses on identifying research from rumor – and provides you with tips and tools to find scientific answers. Using tools from the first class, we will then explore a number of parrot articles together… from popular media and from scientific journals. The second half of the guided study will take a deep dive into a recently published – HOT off the press – research study about parrot foraging behavior! Scroll down for details.
There will be light fun homework between meetings, to get you thinking about and applying the concepts we discuss. Join us to learn about parrot science, and meet fellow bird nerds! Wine and parrots are welcome to attend this fun online event 😉
When: Each of the 4 Sundays in February 2021: February 6, 13, 20, 27th. From 12:30-1:30 Pacific Time.
Details: Study group will be held on Zoom to facilitate discussion, break-out groups, and activities. Zoom link will be provided after you register. We will use the same Zoom link for all 4 meetings. Register by January 27 to receive Early-Bird pricing PLUS a workbook in the mail with the presentation and reading materials. (If you register after the 27th, you will receive the materials via email pdf). Some scholarships are available; please email us if you want to attend, but are having a difficult time with tuition.
Meet your Instructor: Guided discussion led by PhD research associate (and parrotJOY owner) Apryle Craig. Apryle earned a Masters degree in Wildlife and Conservation Biology from Colorado State University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Wildlife Biology at the University of Washington. Her PhD research focuses on deer foraging, wolf recolonization, and plants. Apryle’s is co-author of multiple scientific research papers. Previously, Apryle worked as a wildlife biologist at Rocky Mountain National Park and was ecology editor for KUOW podcast series “The Wild.” She served as a University of Washington Instructor for Wildlife in the Modern World and teaches continuing education courses with NWETC on statistical analysis for environmental professionals.
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