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05/18/2024 - 6:30pm
Join us for the 2024 Bird Fest Keynote Address with Rebecca Heisman. This is a HYBRID event. You may join us in the Wenatchee River Institute's Red Barn or livestream virtually via Zoom. Registration is required for this event. This will be a ticketed event. Keep an eye out for updated information in the coming months.  Rebecca Heisman is a freelance science writer who lives in Walla Walla, Washington, and has worked with organizations including the Audubon Society, the American Bird Conservancy, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and the American Ornithological Society. Her first book, Flight Paths, is an engaging and educational story about the ways we've learned about birds and their behaviors.  We've all heard amazing facts about bird migration—the long distances that birds travel, the ways that they navigate, etc. But did you ever wonder how we figured all of this out? While working for the American Ornithological Society, Rebecca Heisman became fascinated with the varied and creative techniques that scientists have used to study bird migration, and this eventually became the basis for her book Flight Paths: How a Passionate and Quirky Group of Pioneering Scientists Solved the Mystery of Bird Migration. In her talk, she'll share some surprising stories from the history of bird migration research and discuss why understanding migration is so crucial for bird conservation. This event is supported by A Book For All Seasons. Heisman's book will be available for purchase at the event.