** To do our part in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and keeping our staff, supporters and community safe, MDI Biological Laboratory has moved all public events, courses and conferences to a virtual format. Our top priority is the safety of our employees, supporters and community. We will be hosting this Science Café online.**
The topic of the MDI Science Café for Monday, June 14, 2021 will be “The Real James Bond and MDI,” presented by James Wright.
James Bond — ornithologist, author of the classic “Birds of the West Indies” and world’s most famous identity-theft victim — spent his summers on Mt. Desert Island. What’s more, he and his uncle Carroll Tyson Jr. wrote the classic field guide about the island’s birds some eight decades ago. Jim Wright, the author of the lavishly illustrated biography, “The Real James Bond,” will talk about Bond, the birds, the books, Tyson’s fine-art prints of the birds of MDI, and more in this colorful illustrated talk.
Jim Wright is a nature photographer and blogger. He writes “The Bird Watcher” column for USA Today newspapers. He lives with his wife Patty in Allendale, NJ, where he is a deputy marsh warden. Wright has also written illustrated nature books about Central America’s largest rainforest, Pennsylvania’s legendary Hawk Mountain, and the New Jersey Meadowlands. You can read more about the real Bond at the author’s website.
The MDI Science Café series is held on the second Monday of the month through May, when the bimonthly summer series begins.
Our live online Zoom presentations will be recorded and uploaded for those who cannot make the live session. Please note, when Zoom records, it captures the audience as well as the presenter. If you do not wish to be recorded, please turn off your video camera. Audio will still be available.
MDI Science Cafés are offered in fulfillment of the MDI Biological Laboratory’s mission to promote scientific literacy and increase public engagement with science. The popular events offer a chance to hear directly from speakers about trends in science.
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