Join us to learn about the birds that exist outside of heteronormative human ideas and family structures. From gay swan foster parents to matriarchal hawk families and same-sex penguin couples, birds have a diverse array of relationship and family styles just like us!Sign Up
- Class: December 9, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
- Class fee: $20 members / $30 non-members
- Note: Class recordings will be sent out automatically to everyone who registered post-class. Thank you!
Meet the Instructor
Kate is a recent transplant to Portland, moving here in August with her partner and dog, after living in Utah and Idaho for several years. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Conservation Biology at the University of Rhode Island in 2017, where she discovered her love of birding and recently earned her Master's of Natural Resources specializing in Science Communication at University of Idaho's McCall Outdoor Science School. Over the past few years, she has worked as a bird-focused environmental educator at Audubon New York and Tracy Aviary's Jordan River Nature Center in Salt Lake City, where she worked to connect people of all ages and backgrounds with the urban environment, especially BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals. She is passionate about equity and social justice and believes that birding and spending time outside has the power to connect people with not just the land around them, but with each other as well. Kate is extremely excited to settle down in Portland and can't wait to become part of the birding community here! In her spare time, Kate enjoys cooking, catch and release fly fishing, and training her newly adopted pup!