A Conversation with Scott Weidensaul

May 27, 2021 7:00PM

A Conversation with Scott Weidensaul

“Scott Weidensaul’s gripping journey alongside the world’s feathered wanderers and the people who study them. …Littered with such wonders…[it] rivals the astonishing feats of the birds he chronicles. … As the bird’s flit through these pages, but with ever less frequency through our lives, we can only hope that birders and non-birders alike take inspiration and a call to action from “A World on the Wing.” This is the kind of book we’ve been waiting for.”

–Christian Cooper, The New York Times

Sign up and log on for a conversation with New York Times Best Selling Author, Scott Weidensaul on May 27th at 7pm! This online only event will find Weidensaul discussing his brand new book, New York Times Bestseller and Editors Pick, A Word on the Wing.

A World on the Wing is at once a celebration of global bird migration, an exploration of our rapidly evolving understanding of the science that underpins it, and a cautionary tale of the challenge’s humans have placed in the way of migrating birds. It conveys both the wonder of bird migration and its global sweep, from the mudflats of the Yellow Sea in China to the wilderness of central Alaska, the remote mountains of northeastern India to the dusty hills of southern Cyprus.

A World on the Wing is also the story of Weidensaul’s own journey over the past two decades from a deeply interested amateur to someone immersed in migration research, using cutting-edge technology to answer questions that have fascinated him all his life–and, with fellow scientists, researchers, and bird lovers, trying to preserve global migratory patterns in the face of climate change and other looming challenges.

Sign Up starts April 23rd for Ned Smith Center Members and May 2nd for non-members. A very limited number of member tickets will include a signed copy of A Word on the Wingalong with a ticket for this online Zoom event. So, if you are already a member, call the Center at 717-692-3699 and get your ticket and book now! You can become a member today and start taking advantage of members only offers! When tickets become available for non-members, you can purchase a ticket over the phone or online at nedsmithcenter.org.

The week of the event, a zoom link will be emailed to everyone who has purchased a ticket.

A World on the Wing Signed Book + Ticket: $43 (includes shipping)

Ticket Only: $10