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!
- 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
About The Gal’s Guide Podcast
What if you could only share 1 cool thing about a topic? Would it be about ancient history? Would it be breaking news? Would it be safe for work? A group of gals gathers to present to you one cool thing on topics like painting, gaming, movies, music and more.