Edward P. Bass Distinguished Lecture
Scott Edwards
Photo Credit: Scott Edwards

Bicycling, Birding and #BLM

Across America in a Summer of Chaos

Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:00–5:00 pm

with Scott Edwards,
Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University


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During summer 2020 I undertook a 76-day, ~3800 mile bicycle trip across the United States from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, encountering extraordinary people, landscapes and birds as I wheeled my way through towns on the brink of collapse, Native American lands and vast private ranches. Witnessing people’s reactions to #BlackLivesMatter and other pressing issues taught me about the forces causing division in this country and how we can mend them.