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NYC Program Hears Wildlife Lecture, Attends Nets Game


The Hamilton in NYC program enjoyed a guest presentation from Richard Simon, director of the Wildlife Unit of New York City Parks on Feb. 14.  His talk was titled "Raising Wildlife Awareness in New York City," in which he discussed the controversies and challenges to managing residents' expectations of their interactions with wildlife. 

“It was interesting to learn how the media plays such an important role in bridging the gap between issues pertaining to wildlife and the different urban communities in New York,” said program participant Conrad Hsiang ’19.

That evening, the class attended a Brooklyn Nets basketball game at the Barclays Center, before which alumnus and Nets CFO Charlie Mierswa '84 gave the group a behind-the-scenes tour. It included some Q&A with general manager Sean Marks and a chance to shoot some hoops on the Net's practice court. The class also gained insight into how the Barclays Center uses big data to deliver an optimal entertainment experience.

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