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Corina Newsome

Presenting “From the Block, to the Zoo, to the Marsh: The Unexpected Adventure of a Black City Girl” 

Corina Newsome is the Community Engagement Manager at Georgia Audubon and a Master's student in biology at Georgia Southern University. Corina, who began in the field of wildlife conservation as a zookeeper, currently conducts research to conserve the MacGillivray's Seaside Sparrow and connects people to birds around Georgia. Having experienced the hurdles faced by people of color interested in wildlife careers, she has founded several programs to encourage high school students from underrepresented demographics to consider careers in wildlife sciences. Corina’s mission is to eliminate the systemic barriers that have prevented people of color from participating in wildlife conservation and exploration of the great outdoors. 

The Bug Chicks


Kristie Reddick and Jessica Honaker are The Bug Chicks, entomologists and professional educators who inspire people of all ages to find their inner bugdork! Connecting the science of entomology with social-emotional learning, they use bugs to help people open their minds, break down prejudices and feel empowered in their lives. 

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