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Alexander Grousis-Henderson: Zookeeper | Black Birders Week
Alexander Grousis-Henderson: Zookeeper | Black Birders Week

The first ever Black Birders Week was organized by the grassroots group Black AF in STEM, and has united Black professionals working across science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. The core message of the viral online movement has been to amplify and encourage more participation and diversity within the outdoor ...

Corina Newsome: Biologist | Black Birders Week
Corina Newsome: Biologist | Black Birders Week

Within the coastal marshes of southern Georgia, Corina Newsome feels most alive trekking through the tall, smooth spartina grass searching for seaside sparrow nests. Newsome is a graduate student at Georgia Southern University and her research focuses around the roles of climate change and predation on MacGillivray’s seaside sparrows. Although ...

Nicole Jackson: Environmental Educator | Black Birders Week
Nicole Jackson: Environmental Educator | Black Birders Week

“Inner-city Cleveland is not the ideal place for the birth of a naturalist, but it’s the place where my love for the outdoors began,” described Nicole Jackson, one of the co-organizers of Black Birders Week.

At first, nature served as a healing agent for Jackson. This therapeutic connection to the outdoors ...

Julian Victor: Wildlife Filmmaker | Black Birders Week
Julian Victor: Wildlife Filmmaker | Black Birders Week

Wildlife filmmaker Julian Victor hails from the urban jungle of Toronto, Canada. He joined the Black AF in STEM community last year, and participated in the first ever Black Birders Week.

As #BlackBirdersWeek began trending on social media, Victor said that seeing the movement go viral was like “watching lightning in ...

Sheridan Alford: Environmental Educator | Black Birders Week
Sheridan Alford: Environmental Educator | Black Birders Week

Sheridan Alford is one of the organizers behind the online movement, Black Birders Week. Throughout Alford’s life, there were key experiences that were vital to fostering the dedication she currently has for wildlife and the outdoors. This love for nature was cultivated by her mother – a middle school teacher ...