Episode 205: How Do Birds Fly?

Alex TroutmanAlex Troutman is a wildlife biologist. He has several years of experience in the field, working with various Wildlife species including endangered Species like Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) sea turtles and Karner Blue butterflies (Lycaeides melissa samuelis).

Alex shares wildlife facts and photos on social media as N8ture AL, in his free time Alex enjoys using his passion for nature to encourage youth to enjoy the outdoors

He understands whats it like to grow up without “wildlife role models “ who looked like you. He dedicates time to fulfilling that representation for future generations of Black or POCs (people of color) scientists, endeavoring to instill similar passion by leading groups on nature hikes and through public speaking engagements.​

Alex earned both his Bachelor of Science and Masters degree in Biology from Georgia Southern University. Whenever he is not traveling the world working with wildlife, Alex resides in resides in Austell, GA, with his dog Bella.

Follow Alex on social media: N8Ture AL   and here at  his website –> https://alexktroutman.wixsite.com/n8tureal


Alex Troutman working with kids    Biologist Alex Troutman   Alex Troutman with sea turtle


CHALLENGE:  Build a paper airplane that looks like a bird. Test it out. See how it flies and then make adjustments

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The Big Book of Birds

Highlighted Book for this Episode!


The Big Book of Birds by Yuval Zommer (Author)


Book List

When Dinosaurs Conquered the Skies: The incredible story of bird evolution by Jingmai O’Connor (Author), Maria Brzozowska (Illustrator)

Spit Nests, Puke Power, and Other Brilliant Bird Adaptations by Laura Perdew (Author), Katie Mazeika

Birds for Kids: A Junior Scientist’s Guide to Owls, Eagles, Penguins, and Other Bird Species by Melissa Mayntz (Author)

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