Dragonfly Cafe Virtual Talk & Discussion: Optimism in Global Conservation

Brothers, Austin & Taylor Parker

Dragonfly‘s fourth Cafe on June 17, 2021, features brothers Austin and Taylor Parker of Pelecanus, a conservation-based collective committed to telling stories and demonstrating optimism through science, presenting cutting-edge conservation and the role communications play in helping find hope, and inspiring people into conservation action. This talk will take a deep dive into the process of reframing the conservation narrative for the sake of showing innovative conservation futures.


  • Optimism in Global Conservation 
  • Thursday, June 17, 2021, 7:30 p.m. EST
  • Register for the Cafe  
  • This talk was recorded and is available here.

This Dragonfly Cafe is part of a developing series of virtual talks focusing on international conservation, urban and rural ecology, inquiry-based education, nature connections, and other relevant topics. Our Diversity Cafes aim to elevate marginalized perspectives on diversity, equality, and inclusion-related topics in an environmental and conservation setting. The invited speakers will explore topical ideas, research, and experience in the first half of the Cafe hour. In the latter half, the Cafe will open up for discussion and audience participation to engage with the speaker(s) and their ideas.