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Cocktails & Fishtales: Corvid Behavior with Dr. Kaeli Swift
February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Our first Cocktails & Fishtales guest presenter, Dr. Kaeli Swift, will take us to the fascinatingly complex world of corvids (crows, ravens, jays, and more). As a Masters and Doctoral student at the University of Washington (2012-2018), she dedicated herself to understanding what American crows do in response to dead crows, as well as what adaptive motivations might drive their response.
After graduating, she spent a year as a Post-Doctoral researcher at the University of Washington studying the foraging behaviors of Canada jays in Denali National Park. Video, audio, and print reports of her research have been featured by National Geographic, PBS, the New York Times, The Atlantic, Ologies podcast, Science Friday, and many others. Currently, she is a visiting lecturer at the University of Washington where she teaches a variety of ornithology and wildlife ecology courses.
Cocktails & Fishtales is Harbor WildWatch’s science-social series. This program will be ALL AGES! Cocktails & Fishtales is an opportunity to enjoy an evening out in Gig Harbor, engaging with like-minded eco-enthusiasts in a lively and social learning experience. Held monthly, each program features a scientist, researcher, or environmental artist on an ecological topic. Events are free for Steward Club Members; suggested donation of $5 per guest.
All Cocktails & Fishtales programs take place from 6-7 p.m., with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Additionally, there will be time at the end of each presentation for a short Q&A. We recommend arriving early, as seating is first come first serve.
Learn more about Kaeli’s research: https://corvidresearch.blog
Cocktails & Fishtales are educational events. As such, Harbor WildWatch does not endorse any speaker, service, or product represented at Cocktails & Fishtales.