For the Birds: Protecting Wildlife Through the Naturalist Gaze

by Sep 22, 2017News0 comments

You’re invited to our October lecture (our monthly Second Wednesday Series) on Protecting Wildlife Through the Naturalist Gaze

Dr. Elizabeth Cherry will speak about her research on birding for her book, currently entitled For the Birds: Protecting Wildlife through the Naturalist Gaze.

As an Environmental Sociologist, Liz studies the connections among people, animals, and the environment. She will discuss how birders develop a special way of looking at birds and their place in the natural world, which in turn inspires them to devote their time to community science and wildlife conservation efforts. Participants will learn about socio-cultural perspectives on the relationships between people and the natural world, and where their own birding experiences fit in to these connections with nature.

Elizabeth Cherry is an Environmental Sociologist at Manhattanville College, where she teaches courses on Environmental Sociology, Sociology of Food, Animals & Society, and Environmental Social Movements. In 2016, she published a book with Routledge entitled Culture and Activism: Animal Rights in France and the United States. Her current research project focuses on birding as an environmental hobby. Liz is also a member of the Board of Directors of Rockland County Audubon Society.

The program will be held in the Garden Room of the Katonah Village Library. Please join us for refreshments at 7pm, and the lecture begins at 7:30. No registration necessary– see you there!

(And please bring a reusable mug to reduce your ecological footprint.)

Banner Photo Credit: Dave Saunders

Banner Photo Caption: “Go right ahead. Indeed, a Wild Turkey that crossed my path as I was driving from the end of Wildlife Drive to the exit of the refuge at Forsythe. It doubles as part of the “Songbird trail” for those who choose the walk in the woods.”


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