Lectures


BIRDSONG: SONG LEARNING AND CULTURAL EVOLUTION

By Ofer Tchernichovski, PhD
Tuesday, March 26, 7pm
Reidy Hall at the Unitarian Church of All Souls
1157 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

How and when does a Zebra Finch learn to sing, and what effects does hearing a song have on its brain? How does sleep affect song learning? How does the learning of birdsong compare to the learning of speech in human infants? Learn the answers to these questions and more from Ofer Tchernichovski, PhD, who studies animal behavior and the dynamics of vocal learning and sound production at the Laboratory of Vocal Learning at Hunter College. The lab aims to uncover the specific physiological and molecular brain processes that underlie song learning. Tchernichovski holds a PhD in zoology from Tel Aviv University and is a doctor of veterinary medicine.

Note: This lecture was originally scheduled for March 12 and has been rescheduled for March 26.

CONSERVATION PROGRAM UPDATE AND ANNUAL MEETING

By Susan Elbin, PhD, Kaitlyn Parkins, and Conservation Staff
Tuesday, June 4, 6pm
The Arsenal Third-Floor Gallery, Central Park
Fifth Avenue at 64th Street, New York, NY

NYC Audubon conducts scientific monitoring in all five boroughs to understand how birds are using our urban environment and how this environment affects them, via Project Safe Flight, our Jamaica Bay program, and our Harbor Herons project. Join us as Dr. Susan Elbin, Conservation Biologist Kaitlyn Parkins, and our conservation team provide updates on what this research has taught us in the past year. Our board election and annual meeting will precede the lecture. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are free and open to the public. This series has been made possible by the support of Claude and Lucienne Bloch.

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