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A Shaker of Science

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A Shaker of Science is a pay-what-you-wish, interactive virtual happy hour where Academy scientists and staff can share their stories and adventures in a casual setting.

A Shaker of Science: Jason Weckstein and Nate Rice
Thursday, September 17, 2020, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a virtual live happy hour and unwind with Academy ornithologists as they share stories of science and adventure.

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We are shaking things up with two of our favorite bird guys, Jason Weckstein, PhD, and Nate Rice, PhD, for a virtual happy hour! Academy ornithologists Jason and Nate spend much of their time studying, growing and caring for our collection of a quarter-million bird specimens. In addition to being brilliant scientists, these two are a real hoot to hang out with. 

Jason and Nate will share stories of adventure, discovery and perhaps a few close calls in the name of science — we heard a rumor that Nate might have busted up an international bird smuggling ring while on expedition. We will also hear what it is like to be on expedition in remote and exciting places, tips for great places to go birding in our area and very likely everything Jason knows about our favorite breakfast cereal bird, the toucan. 

After registering, check out our blog for posts about Nate and Jason’s many adventures and discoveries. We recommend checking out this post about the unveiling of much anticipated Brazilian bird specimens last summer,  this one about Jason’s work on Malaria-carrying parasites, and don’t miss reading a bit on one of their expeditions to Mexico as well.

A Shaker of Science is a pay-what-you-wish event.

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