#Sciobeantown with Brad Winn

The third meeting of Science Online Boston, which we are calling sciobeantown, featured Brad Winn a scientist who works with shore birds for the Manomet Center for Conservation Science. Manomet sponsored the event at the Broad Institute.


  1. Brad is relatively new to Twitter, but he's been taking pictures for some time, and using them to communicate about his work. He's found that even having a picture in tweets can make a huge difference in response. 
  2. Brad gave us a brief presentation featuring some of his photos.
  3. Researchers in the field working with shore birds also sometimes have to deal with polar bears.
  4. Brad specifically talked with us about migration paths that many birds take - they are epic!
  5. In addition to photography, maps can really help provide a visual that resonates with people to show migration paths.