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Environmental Studies Institute: Talking with Birds — Understanding the Language of Nature
Saturday, June 18,
7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Humans are one of the only species not paying attention to a universal language shared among our wild neighbors. What would it be like if you could decipher that language? Join master naturalist, teacher, and bird whisperer Dan Gardoqui for a full day of learning how to tune into and understand the language of birds. We’ll dive deep into powerful observation techniques; interpreting bird behaviors and vocalizations; shortcuts for finding bird predators; and implications for how we conduct ourselves in the more-than-human world. This workshop will include both indoor learning and outdoor observation. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harris Center.
Cost: $60 for Harris Center supporters / $80 for all others
Instructor: Dan Gardoqui is a bird-curious mammal with a playful, engaging affect and over 30 years of studying bird language, wildlife tracking, and nature connection. A Certified Wildlife Tracker and Registered Maine Guide, he has an MS in Natural Resources and served as Science Faculty at Granite State College. Dan was also science editor for the bird language book What the Robin Knows and is well-known for his uncanny bird mimicry skills and his “Learn a Bird” series on YouTube & Instagram TV. He currently runs Lead with Nature, where he offers nature-based consulting services and educational adventures.