A Blue Jay perches on a branch.

Science Café – Ethical Birding for the Everyday Naturalist

As part of Carleton University’s Science Café series, Shawna Masson, a graduate student with the Department of Biology, will present Ethical birding for the everyday naturalist.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 1049 Bank Street, Ottawa
Info: This event is free and open to the public.

Masson will discuss the code of ethics that bird watchers must abide by to support conservation and protect the pastime. Adherence to these rules help protect birds and their natural ecosystems. Without proper precautions, human presence can be very intrusive and destructive to wildlife.

In this presentation, Masson will discuss guidelines and safeguards to avoid unintentionally disturbing or harming our feathered friends. Even experienced birders can unknowingly disturb the wildlife they aim to conserve.

The Science Café series is organized by the Faculty of Science at Carleton University to discuss relevant issues facing our society and how science can help solve real-world problems. Meet some of our award-winning faculty members and graduate students as they share their excitement about science with the community. For more information, visit: Sciencecafe.Carleton.ca.


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