I presented preliminary results from our bird census of Champaign-Urbana to the Champaign County Audubon Society in December 2022! Check out the talk at the CCAS YouTube channel above!
Summer outreach at the Anita Purves Nature Center in Urbana, Illinois, USA! In collaboration with the Urbana Park District and their summer camps, we ran mist-netting clinics to give local campers (ages 6-11) hands on experience with birds! Check out this awesome summary video recorded and compiled by UPD camp counselor Nick Cagle (thanks Nick!).
I am teaching Vertebrate Natural History in fall 2022 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the class got announced over the summer so we only had two students enrolled two weeks before the start of the semester! I decided to use my guitar to try to coax some new students into the class and it worked - in three days, we went from 2 to 12 students. I'll have to record these types of videos more often, apparently :).