Science and entertainment come together 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 when the Squirrel Census comes back to Atlanta, celebrating their adventures in New York City’s Central Park. Including a multimedia presentation and an unveiling of the squirrel population, the event takes place at Constellations, 135 Auburn Ave., Atlanta.
The Squirrel Census, a multimedia science, design, and storytelling project focusing on the Eastern gray (Sciurus carolinensis) in New York City’s Central Park, returns to Atlanta. In October 2018, Atlantan Jamie Allen and his team, tallied the squirrels in Central Park in New York, NY.
This first phase of the Central Park Squirrel Census — the on-the-ground research and data-gathering conducted by the Squirrel Census Team and over 300 volunteers, with help from The Explorers Club, NYU Department of Environmental Studies, Macaulay Honors College, the Central Park Conservancy, and New York City Department of Parks & Recreation — was covered in a number of media outlets, including The New York Times, Popular Science, Now This, Atlas Obscura, and others.
Additionally, they have performed two counts of Inman Park (Atlanta’s first suburban settlement, in 2012 and 2015)
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