This policy is was last updated on May 1, 2022. For questions, please email us at:
We have Zero Tolerance for Harassment
The Boston Birding Festival has ZERO TOLERANCE for harassment of any kind.
The Boston Bird Festival strives to make all attendees and participants feel welcome and accepted. Birding is for everyone.
Our zero-tolerance policy extends to attendees, staff, trip leaders, speakers volunteers, exhibitors, contractors, security, and press, in all spaces where Festival programming takes place or is being created as well as any service areas and in any Festival van, bus, boat, etc.
If you witness or experience behavior that makes you feel uncomfortable, please immediately find a staff member and request assistance. You can also call us or text us at the number printed on your name tag. The Festival has a trained staff member who is committed to taking prompt action, including asking the offending party to leave the event or contacting local law enforcement. In the case of reported harassment, a staff member or security personnel will escort the individual(s) to a safe location while the situation is handled.
Harassment or intimidation include the following:
- Unwelcome or inappropriate physical contact or attention
- Offensive verbal comments or verbal abuse
- Harassment or bullying related to age, ability, appearance, citizenship, color, or gender identity
- Intimidation, stalking, physical assault
- Use email, forums, or social media to harass or shame Festival staff, trip leaders, exhibitors, presenters, or attendees. If you have an issue, we expect you to discuss it privately. We have a trained person who can facilitate if requried.
- Disruption of Festival programming
- If you observe anyone harassing birds or other wildlife, please notify Festival staff or your trip leaders.
By registering for the Festival or any of its events, you agree to abide by this policy. Thank you!