AmPark's March Events Calendar
What's for lunch this month?
Reminder for all interested families, including current AmPark students...
Apply to Pre-K by the deadline - next Friday, March 10th!
Families can apply to Pre-K in three ways:
Please reach out to Elvira or Sandra in AmPark's Main Office with questions at 718-548-3451
Museum of the City of New York and the NYC DOE
FREE Virtual Workshop series for grades 3-5 with programs for both students and educators!
Hidden Voices of New York City is a free, six-part virtual workshop series from the Museum of the City of New York designed for teachers of all grades and students in grades 3-5 that highlights and honors the individual and collective experiences of a diverse swath of New Yorkers.
This series draws from the Hidden Voices: Untold Stories of New York City History resource guide for teachers that was developed in partnership between the Museum of the City of New York and the New York City Department of Education.
Learn More & Sign Up Today!
FREE FROM OUR FRIENDS AT THE AUDUBON SOCIETY:
THE COLORFUL WORLD OF HUMMINGBIRD FEATHERS WITH GABRIELA VENABLE (3/7)03/07/2023 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM ET
Click Here to Register Online
Hummingbirds are marvels. They’re tiny but somehow have endless appetites. They seemingly float in the air like helicopters while hovering backwards, sideways, or even upside-down. And then there’s hummingbirds’ brilliant, iridescent plumage—the focus of our next online lecture!
Ornithologist Gabriela Venable will present findings from her research estimating the total color diversity of hummingbirds, of which there are over 300 species in the world! Learn from Gabi why hummingbirds might actually be the most colorful birds in the world, and how their plumage helps these magnificent little winged creatures survive. You can read Gabi’s published paper on her research on Nature's website.
About the Speaker:
Gabriela Venable (she/her) is a PhD student at Duke University in the evolutionary anthropology department studying cognitive evolution. Previously, she studied ornithology at Yale, conducting research in Mexico on hummingbirds and in New Zealand on parrot intelligence with the Kea. She was also a tour guide for three years at the Yale Peabody Museum’s bird collection and loves a good, weird bird fact.
The NYC Audubon Lecture Series is made possible by the support of Claude and Lucienne Bloch.
Left: Photographs labeled “a” through “h” of hummingbird males of eight species. Each bird displays striking plumage color, including iridescent blues, purples, and greens. Credits: a-f: Glenn Bartley, g: Wilmer Quiceno, h: John Cahill.
Right: Gabriela Venable smiles at the camera with a Kea on her shoulder. Gabi has light skin and long brown hair. She is wearing a white shirt designed with colorful birds, and a long-sleeved, blue shirt over it. Credit: courtesy of Gabriela Venable