Beginning in 2016, Christian reached out to birders he encountered in the field on his Big Year.  What started as a simple question: "Why do you bird?" evolved into a series of interviews with birders across the country. He sought out opportunities to bird with others, mentoring students, teaching Ornithology, leading field trips, and guiding private clients. Partnering with  PhoneSkope Christian taught others how to digiscope, using technology to capture and share special moments in nature. Reaching out to the public helped engage people in his big year, highlighting the importance of conservation and education in the field.