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Paedomorphic Flightlessness and Taxonomic Affinities of an Enormous Recent Bird

PRESENTED ON MAR 27, 2015
IN WANGANUI @ VOL 1

Ph. D. ornithologist Mike Dickison based in Whanganui, New Zealand is sharing his research on flightless birds originating from his interest in a Sesame Street character. 

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What, if Anything, Is Big Bird?

BY MIKE DICKISON
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 20, 2010

Zoologist Mike Dickison talks about the PhD research he's been doing on a flightless bird -- the "Big Bird" of the title.

"What, if Anything, Is Big Bird?" is the presentation that has garnered the most views on our site since we started sharing PK presentations online.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 28, 2013.

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Bird Watching

BY ANIA KONIECZNA
@ VOL 6 ON AUG 19, 2011

Ania is an amateur ornithologist who has developed a passion for bird watching throughout her life. As a kid she grew up in a forest environment, and she then evolved into a bird-activist, attracting more and more people to her passion. She explains the whole story through fantastic hand drawings -- she also produced the poster for Koszalin's PKN Vol. 7. (in Polish)
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I See, Like a Bird, I Sing

BY SARAH WALLIN
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 06, 2014

Sarah Wallin enjoys diving deep into the multitude of life's mysteries and pondering the meaningful coincidences, or "synchronicities," that occur in life. In her experience, she has found when she lets synchronicity navigate her life, it feels as if her story is unfolding with the logic of a dream. Sarah shares her journey of personal discovery.

 

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Red Bird Water Kiosk

BY MICHELLE MOKRY
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 12, 2015

Michelle Mokry shares about the experience of the building of a water dispensing structure with students over the 2015 Spring Break.  The location is in Red Bird Mission located in Clay County, KY. 

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This Bird has Flown

BY SHARON HAWARD
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 08, 2016

Sharon Haward takes us on a journey of both her personal and academic life. Undertaking an artist residency in Norway, Haward has documented her stay and presents the results here. 

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A Little Bird Told Me

BY DENIS KANIA
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 16, 2017

Little birds have shaped the life of Denis Kania in so many ways. Lessons he learned as he searched the world for his avian friends changed the way he looks at people, the world, and its future. He found that the choices we make at home can have a profound impact on the environment halfway around the world.

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Bird, Meet Skyscraper

BY DEBRA KRIENSKY
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Conservation biologist and bird lover Debra Kriensky discusses the importance of bird safety in architectural design in this PechaKucha presentation for NY Build. 

Debra Kriensky works at NYC Audubon - where she works on conservation and research programs as a staff conservation biologist. Debra holds a BA in communications from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MA in conservation biology from Columbia University. 

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Why playing with bird songs ?

BY CHRISTOPHE PIOT
@ VOL 13 ON MAY 24, 2017

Electroplume is a unique project since it is about accompanying birdsong with drums. The rhythm, melody and way of life of each bird are reflected in the compositions and maximumfreedom is led to the bird songs, because they are the virtuosos. An original aesthetic and accessible to everyone.

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This Little Bird Told Me: The Importance of Intergenerational Exchange

BY CHAUNCEY BEATY
@ VOL 33 ON AUG 27, 2017

Chauncey Beaty comes to PKN ATL to share a personal story regarding a birdy she knows... This birdy showed her the importance of intergenerational exchange through a true respect for elders and what wisdom they can share if we just sit at their feet and listen.