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Corina Newsome

Amy tells us all about @Hood_Naturalist, 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! 

Show Notes

  • This month our Gal Pals are: Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris and Amy Dalton
  • Bonnie has already talked about Mamie Phipps Clark, and Katie has already talked about Mary Seacole.
  • Get to know you question: What field in STEM really floats your boat?
  • “If I got a math problem wrong someone could blow up and I wasn’t ready for that responsibility!” – Bonnie Fillenwarth
  • CLARRIFICATION: 52 Headstrong Women of Science Written by Rachel Swaby. Bonnie was talking about Dorothy Hodgkins.
  • Amy’s 1 Cool Black STEM Gal is naturalist, Corina Newsome
  • “Back in the dark times” AKA 2020
  • One of the founders of #BlackBirdersWeek
  • Central Park birdwatcher, Christian Cooper (NY Times)
  • Power of the group text
  • Black AF in STEM (Link Tree)
  • It was/is common having the police called if you are Black and watching birds in the wild
  • Corina’s socials are @Hood_Naturalist
  • Hashtags #BlackinNature #BlackBirdingWeek #BlackBirdersWeek
  • Corina and her group turned isolation into joy!
  • More Black scientists formed hashtags and awareness
  • Corina’s high school spark
  • The blue jay story
  • Corina studies sparrows in Georgia
  • “Socially unsettling place to be” Corina Newsome
  • Ahaumaud Arbery was killed in Georgia (NY Times)
  • Other shout outs to Black STEM Gals
  • Anna Gifty @itsafronomics
  • Earyn McGee @Afro_Herper
  • Danielle Bellimy @bellzisbirding
  • Chelsea Connor @ChelseaHerps
  • Deja Perkins @naturallywild_
  • Concrete Jungle
  • “The birds don’t know its the projects”
  • “If she can see it she can be it”
  • Outdoor Afro meetup site
  • Reptile in the house
  • Corina’s work brings together like minds and highlights nature
  • For the love of discovery
  • Get interested in something weird!
  • Find that lizard! #FindThatLizard
  • UPDATE – #BlackBirdersWeek will return in 2021. In 2020 it was May 31 to June 5, 2020
  • Audubon & PBS Nature are hiring Black scientists from the group chat
  • Jellyfish is a birder


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