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City Critters: What can we learn from studying wildlife in cities?

Date(s) - February 18th
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Date: February 18, 2021

Time: 6:30pm

Webinar Speaker: Dr. Ela – Sita Carpenter, Wildlife Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Black Birders Week

When most people think of wildlife research, they think of studies done in rainforests, mountains, or deserts, far away from people. But did you know that research discoveries have been made in cities and neighborhoods just like yours?  Ela Carpenter will talk about the history of urban wildlife research, why it’s important, and share some of her past research with birds and bats in Baltimore.

Dr. Ela-Sita Carpenter is an Urban Wildlife Biologist with US Fish and Wildlife in Baltimore, MD. Her past research experience includes bird and bat research in Maryland, Nevada, and Virginia. She received her Ph.D. in Natural Resources from the University of Missouri, her M.S. in Environmental Science from Christopher Newport University, and her B.Sc. degree in Biology from Hampton University. She has also worked as an educator with the Maryland Science Center and the Carrie Murray Nature Center. She has participated in science outreach programs for a variety of people- from rural to urban, from kids to adults; she believes that it is just as important to share research with the general public as it is with fellow researchers.

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