We are so excited to share the work of three incredible, awesome young adults! Emi Fogg, Sahithi Adiraju, and Kabir Samsi will present their projects thru a zoom meeting. Please join us. You are going to love these young people! Use the same Zoom meeting link to join the meeting, as you have in past virtual membership meetings or follow the link below to register.
Emi Fogg will share with us her work with the Junior Wildlife Rangers, a program whose mission is propelling childhood curiosity into Lifelong Environmental Stewardship. The program brings accessible outdoor environmental education to children 7-12 yrs. old to National Wildlife refuges and other public lands. The Junior Wildlife Ranger Program is a youth, female led 501 (3c) organization that rectifies inequities in outdoor education in underserved urban and rural communities around the United States. Ohlone Audubon helps support this. Despite the pandemic, the past year has been one of accelerated growth for Junior Wildlife Ranger. Emi will share some of the exciting new ways JWR has brought environmental education to local communities during the era of social distancing. Emi Fogg graduated from Brown University with a BS in Cognitive Neuroscience. She has served as Associate Director of Design for Junior Wildlife Ranger since 2015, starting as a graphic designer and shifting to operations and project management. Her love for nature grew from childhood trips to Yosemite Valley, and from the Mourning Doves that cooed outside her bedroom window each day. She is currently pursuing a career in User Experience to design accessible technology for the common good. Emi just participated in her first Christmas Bird Count with us.
Our second presenter will be Sahithi Adiraju. She completed a Girl Scout Gold Award project on the Raptors of the California Nursery in Niles, completing an environmental internship with Dr. Joyce Blueford at the Math Science Nucleus. She had become fascinated by the nursery and wrote an animated storybook about the raptors at the nursery for children. She is interested in a future career in educational outreach. Sahithi is a senior at Mission San Jose High School in Fremont and has been birding for 6 years. She also worked as a volunteer this past summer with the South San Francisco Bay Observatory learning about the science side of birding – collecting and interpreting data. She considers shorebirds a challenge!
Our final presenter will be Kabir Samsi. The goal of his projects is to create an engaging and fun forum for young, aspiring birders. Join us as he presents his program outline, including ID skills, workshops and virtual bird tours, and possible youth birding competitions. Kabir is a senior at Alsion Montessori and has been birding since he was 7 years old. He has been inspired to develop a couple of his own projects – a birding club at his high school, a
birding blog https://kbirdventures.org/ , and a bird id website https://find-your-bird.org/ and a future youth program with Ohlone Audubon.
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