Jeff Manker is a man with a mission. In an essay in the April issue of Birding magazine, Manker lays out his vision for a world in which ornithology and bird study is a popular elective in high schools across the US and Canada, reaching thousands of students who then go on to have, at least, a greater appreciation for the natural world around them. Read the essay here.

Jeff Manker is also a board member of the 2018 Monterey Bay Birding Festival.