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Do you love birds and science?

We do, too. Let’s work together.

We invite you to consider joining our Science Committee. You’ll serve alongside an inspiring group of others who to support our mission to advocate and organize for cities where people and birds thrive.

Click here to start filling out your volunteer registration form. Be sure to select “Seattle Audubon’s Working Committees” under “Other Opportunities.”

Our Science Committee plays an important role in ensuring our programs are guided by science. They also help us develop inclusive opportunities for community members to participate in science and conservation. We currently manage four community science projects for the Seattle area.

This work requires a multidisciplinary approach and is improved by a diversity of experiences. We encourage individuals from a variety of fields, perspectives, and abilities to apply. Current members have identified experience with the following as highly desirable:

    • Avian conservation
    • Community science
    • Communication/technical writing/data visualization
    • Experimental design
    • Quantitative approaches
    • Ornithology/avian ecology
    • Urban ecology
    • Climate change

Here are just a few examples of how you can apply your specific skills to our urban conservation work:

    • Help train new community scientists.
    • Develop reports, analyses, visualizations, and other communication materials to help share about the organization’s science projects and findings.
    • Review organizational projects, proposals, and positions to ensure they are grounded in science.
    • Help ensure science project volunteers feel valued and appreciated for their important contributions to our organization.
    • Network and connect organizations and individuals to drive programmatic success.
    • Review research protocols to ensure consistency and project integrity.

About Science Committee Service 

The mission of the Science Committee is to engage and inform diverse  audiences in valuing and protecting birds and the natural environment.

Meeting time and frequency: The Science Committee meets the second Tuesday of every other month from 5:307:00 pm.

Meeting location: The Science Committee meets online via Zoom. The Committee may decide to occasionally hold in-person meetings.

Time commitment: Committee members can expect to spend at least five hours each month on committee business.

Term length: Committee members are elected for a term of three years. A member may serve two terms, for a total of six years.

Committee composition: There are currently three committee members and a staff liaison. Member expertise is diverse, including avian conservation, marine disease ecology, substance abuse disorders, natural resource management, and more.

To learn more about committee service or connect us with a promising candidate, please email our urban conservation manager at: joshm@seattleaudubon.org.

Join the Science Committee

Learn more about the Science Committee’s work by reading its charter.