Amy tells us all about @HoodNaturalist, Corina Newsome. Corina is not only a biologist who studies sparrows in Georgia but she is one of the founders of #BlackBirdersWeek. Amy also name drops many Black superstar scientists with socials who are making science much more inclusive and downright joyful! More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib
In an ornithology class in college, Corina Newsome was introduced to the Blue Jay. After this, Newsome was determined to learn about the world of birds she had never noticed before. Now she’s an avian ecology graduate student and Community Engagement Manager for Georgia Audubon, where she can pass
When you think of exciting outdoor activities, bird watching probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But in the words of today’s guest Corina Newsome, it’s like a treasure hunt. There is exhilaration in looking for movement through binoculars or listening for specific bird calls. There's also a sense of achievement that comes with identifying a specific bird and crossing it off your list. Corina isn’t your stereotypical birder. She’s a 27 year old Black woman from Philadelphia with a Master’s degree in Ornithology (the study of birds). Corina was one of the primary organizers behind Black Birders Week, a virtual event that took place in summer of 2020. In this episode, Corina tells us about how she fell in love with birds, the circumstances that inspired Black Birders Week and what it’s like being a Black woman in the outdoors. Read more about how she's helping more birders find their place. Connect with Corina:WebsiteTwitterInstagramResources:Black AF in STEMGeorgia AudubonNational Audubon SocietyMerlin Bird ID AppAudubon AppEpisode Sponsor:Danner
Birding, Field Research & Racism w/ Corina Newsome (@hood_naturalist)
Corina Newsome is a wildlife conservationist conducting field research in rural Georgia, which is a long way from her hometown of Philly. The town has plantation museums glorifying slavery and her work site is down the road from where Ahmaud Arbery was killed - Why is she still there, you ask? It’s the passion for her work! She loves birds and all things in the natural world. She aims to inspire more Black birders to explore and feel safe enough to do so. You may have heard her powerful words in CNN, The Inquirer, NY Magazine, or on one of her many enthusiastic social media videos. What Did She Say? Here’s a reminder: Audubon app iNaturalist Birding Travel Locations: Magee Marsh Coastal Georgia/Florida Anchorage, Alaska Guest: Corina Newsome (@hood_naturalist) Twitter Instagram Host: Brittany A.J. Miriki (@BrittanyAJoy) Website: SistasinSTEM.org Social Media: @TheSistasinSTEM Instagram Twitter Facebook YouTube
Corina Newsome (ornithologist and birder) join Kurt and Scotty to talk about a man who fought a wasp nest with fire, Busta Rhymes’ island, a naked man arrested for repeatedly going through the Taco Bell drive-thru, the mole man of Hackney, threatened Sage Grouse and a woman who married her adopted son, committed murder and WAY more!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
CONSERVATION CAST E. 27 with Corina Newsome for Skype a Scientist
During this episode of the Conservation Cast, Maya spoke with Corina Newsome who is a field biologist and an advocate for underrepresented communities in wildlife sciences. The two discussed Corina’s story from growing up in Philadelphia to attending graduate school at Georgia Southern University. Corina shared her current research studying nesting success of Seaside Sparrows and her myriad of experiences working in the wildlife education field. The donations from the podcast went to Skype A Scientist, an organization that aims to make science more accessible by matching scientists with classrooms or adult groups for virtual Q&A sessions. Skype A Scientist Maya’s community raised $1,020.53 for Skype A Scientist, an organization that aims to make science more accessible by matching scientists with classrooms or adult groups for virtual Q&A sessions.
04-16: #BlackBirdersWeek and Its Impact with Corina Newsome & Tykee James
American Birding Podcast
Following birder Christian Cooper’s encounter with a racist white woman in Central Park on Memorial Day, a group of Black birders and naturalists created #BlackBirdersWeek, an online event to celebrate Black naturalists and scientists and to draw attention to the unique issues birding can pose to Black people. Co-organizers Corina Newsome and Tykee James join host Nate Swick to talk about what the week meant to them, and where we need to go from here. Corina Newsome is an ornithology graduate student at Georgia Southern University and Tykee James is the government affairs coordinator for National Audubon, and the host of the podcast On Word for Wildlife. Also, Nate looks at problematic honorific bird names and offers a way forward. ABA members are eligible for a 15% discount to Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Birds of the World subscription. Log into your ABA account to get the code. Sorry for the technical difficulties earlier today. This one should work.
Audio Distancing: #BlackBirdersWeek with Corina Newsome
The internationally successful #BlackBirdersWeek on social media celebrated the often hidden presence, contributions, and community of Black birders—challenging the stereotypes of who birds and enjoys nature. The week was started by @BlackAFinSTEM as a response to a racist incident in Central Park where a white women falsely reported to the police that Christian Cooper a Black birder was threatening her. We chat to co-organizer Corina Newsome, a science communicator who is well known to thousands of her social media followers as @hood_naturalist. She is a graduate student in biology and avian conservationist at Georgia Southern University. Notes:https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/27/nyregion/amy-cooper-christian-central-park-video.htmlDonate@BlackAFinSTEMhttps://ca.gofundme.com/f/free-binoculars-for-black-birders https://www.gofundme.com/f/east-clark-elementary-bird-nerds?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheetTwitter posts mentionedhttps://twitter.com/fitguyoutdoors/status/1267205568139350017?s=21 https://twitter.com/JameelaJafri/status/1267661214731005954
Conversation with Corina Newsome, aka The Hood Naturalist
The Wild Life
In this time of self-isolation and social-distancing, this time where we are inundated with numbers and figures every waking hour of the day, we wanted to take a break from our status-quo and do something a bit different. What we all need is a little connection, so this week we have a conversation. Just two people, me and the one and only Corina Newsome (aka the Hood Naturalist) chatting about conservation, #SciComm, breaking down barriers of exclusivity, birds, and being ones self (among other things!). Corina Newsome is a graduate student studying biology with a focus on avian conservation. She has worked in the field of wildlife conservation for 8 years, first as a zookeeper specializing in animal training and environmental education, and currently as a field biologist working to conserve the MacGillivray's seaside sparrow. Having experienced the hurdles faced by people of color interested in wildlife careers, Corina has founded several programs to encourage high school students from underrepresented demographics to consider careers in wildlife sciences. Corina grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has always had a desire to participate in, and advocate for, the conservation of wildlife and natural spaces, and encourage people of color in the U.S. to explore the great outdoors.After this week, we will be taking a short break. In part, this break is to allow for Richard to focus on his move to MN, but also because my wife and I are incredibly busy at home with the kids and teaching our high school students in the virtual realm. Rather than add to the chaos and distraction, I've made the rare-for-me decision to take something off of my plate. I want to focus on my family, as we all should in these times. Stay safe, stay healthy, and STAY HOME.Remember, I have also started an initiative to connect science teachers like myself with families and students in need of additional support. Find more information at https://thewildlife.blog/skype-a-science-teacher/Follow Corina on Twitter: @hood_naturalistFollow Recommendations|@Sternarchella Kory Evans PhD@Astronaia Naia Butler-Craig@SarahMackAttack Sarah MacAnulty PhD@SkypeScientistBook Recommendations| A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration, by Kenn KaufmanSuperior: The Return of Race Science, by Angela SainiSupport the Show at Patreon.com/TheWildLifeThank you to our supporters Brigid Fitzgerald, Matt Capelle, Andrea Lloyd, Megan Ghariani, and Chris Trankel
27: From the ‘Hood to the Marsh: Environmental Equality with Corina Newsome
Bird Sh*t Podcast
Corina Newsome grew up in Philadelphia and has always had a desire to participate in, and advocate for, the protection of wildlife and natural spaces, and encourage people of color in the U.S. to explore the great outdoors. These days, you’ll catch her in Georgia marshes doing important conservation research for the MacGillivray's Seaside Sparrow. We were so psyched to talk with her and learn about all the incredible ways she walks the walk for environmental equality and access to wildlife opportunities for underrepresented demographics. Ask Corina about her own incredible array of accomplishments and she’ll refocus attention to the peers, communities, and institutions that support her vision. Ask about her own upbringing or experiences and she’ll redirect the question to how we can all help youth in low-income areas gain better access to the outdoors and career opportunities in wildlife. Corina is one of the rare people who understands that we all shine brighter if we focus our attention on helping others gain access to the wild. GET IT, GIRRRRRRL. BIRD SHIT WE DISCUSSEDUSEFUL RESOURCESCorina’s “Do Anything for the Count” parody video…SO FREAKIN’ GOOD YOU GUYS.Diversity in Action Magazine: a great magazine “dedicated to supporting and promoting diversity in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math”…definitely worth a read!Greening Youth Foundation: an incredible nonprofit that engages "underrepresented youth and young adults while connecting them to the outdoors and careers in conservation."Sarah is digging the book “Bird Sense” right nowFind Corina in all the places: Twitter, Instagram, and her websiteCorina’s favorite bird conservation group? The Audubon Society! They do incredible work in so many communities. BIRDS WE MENTION (in order)Blue JayAmerican AvocetAmerican CrowSeaside Sparrow Marsh WrenRoseate SpoonbillWood StorkPileated WoodpeckerKiwiSupport the show (https://www.bonfire.com/talk-birdy-to-me-bird-shit-podcast/)