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Stories, Science, and Wilson's Plover Conservation
Join Manomet’s Abby Sterling and Lydia Thompson, artist and author of the children’s book Willa Gets Her Friendship Bands, to learn all about Wilson’s Plovers. Abby and Lydia will read the book and talk about how the story came to life. You’ll learn about the art of drawing birds and nature and how scientists study nesting plovers. We’ll also talk about how we can all keep nesting plovers and other shorebirds safe.

Apr 14, 2021 03:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Lydia Thompson
Author @Willa Gets Her Friendship Bands
Lydia has a life-long passion for birds and is a huge advocate for coastal species including shorebirds. In addition to her love of birds, she’s also a talented artist, and she combines these two worlds to effectively connect people with the conservation of species and places.
Abby Sterling
Director, Georgia Bight Shorebird Conservation Initiative @Manomet
The Georgia Bight Shorebird Conservation Initiative focuses on advancing progress for sustaining shorebird populations within the Atlantic Flyway by increasing attention to the Southeast. By working with the stakeholders actively involved in shorebird conservation, identifying research and management objectives, building education and outreach efforts, and increasing partnerships, we will achieve measurable progress for shorebirds along the South Carolina, Georgia and Northern Florida coasts.