Educational Activity

World Migratory Bird Day Girl Scout Celebration - Central Florida

This event is open to Central Florida Girl Scout Brownies and Daisies and their younger siblings.

Girls can:

  • Meet a Florida waterbird expert and see the equipment he uses to trap and radiotrack cranes
  • Use chemistry to test water quality
  • Learn names of Florida waterbirds
  • Tackle aquatic invaders
  • Make cool crafts
  • Play games to win prizes
  • Earn a fun patch
  • Learn to be the solution to plastic pollution!

Plastic Cleanup and Educational Events at Join Ruthven Park National Historic Sitefor World Migratory Bird Day

It's time to do our part to help clean up the planet and help protect our native bird species! Join Ruthven Park National Historic Site for a morning of plastic conservation games and activities to raise awareness about native birds and the effects of plastic pollution. Help clean up the park by joining our walks to clean-up the grounds. Create your own artwork made from recycled plastic. Participate in giant plastic lawn games. Learn about the importance of bird migration first-hand at our Bird Banding Lab. Take part in a tour of the historic Thompson Family Mansion.

Migrate to the Marsh at Myrick Park for World Migratory Bird Day

WisCorps, Coulee Region Audubon Society, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Geological Survey and the City of La Crosse are hosting a World Migratory Bird Day celebration in Myrick Park and at the Myrick Park Center on Saturday May 4, 2019 from 6:30 am – 12 noon.  This entirely FREE event includes a sunrise birding hike, bird banding demonstration, family-friendly birding walks, River Valley Raptors live raptor presentation and booth, bird-themed crafts and games.

“Migrasyon at Polusyon (English: Migration and Pollution): An Outdoor Learning Event on Bird Migration and Plastic Pollution”

Aside from bird watching, monitoring, and a field trip in the wetland where migratory birds are observed, the event will include: a) clean up drive for birds and sanitation; b) exhibit on bird migration in the community; and c) the conduct of “Dalaw Turo” (Dalaw – to visit; Turo – to teach), alternative approach on biodiversity conservation by using street theatre, environmental games, and lectures.

The event’s purpose and objectives are:

1) provide communication, education and public awareness on migratory bird conservation;

Yampatika Spring Festival and World Migratory Bird Day Celebration!

This FREE Community Event is open to the entire community with activities focused on families and kids of all ages, and will be held at Legacy Ranch! Hands-on education activities will be offered between 10 am - 1 pm with topics including:

World Migratory Bird Day by the Avian Reconditioning Center

Join us as we celebrate the Swallow-Tailed Kite. This species nests in Florida and winters in Brazil. This is a 10,000 mile migratory journey! Meet Scooter our STKI and learn about conservation efforts and what dangers they may endure during their journey. Two years ago, a GPS tracking device was placed on Apopka,one of our rehabilitated Kites. Come out and learn about tracking studies for these birds and find out where Apopka is now.

Landscape Literacy by Artemisia Institute's Birding Club

The inaugural meeting of the Artemisia Institute's Birding Club will be May 12 from 9am-11am, the day after World Migratory Bird Day!
Led by institute Director Estraven Lupino-Smith, this birding outing will focus on identifying some local species, talking about ecosystems and habitats, and discussing what queering birding and other naturalist practices might look like while remembering that the best way to see birds is to stay quiet. Bring your binoculars! (and an extra pair to share)

The location is TBA, depending on accessibility needs.

Birds & Schools (WLI- Wetland Link International)

Students from Fish Creek School, Calgary will participate in The Birds and Schools initiative with other schools in the Americas.  They will focus on wetland migratory birds and plastic pollution during their visit to Ralph Klein Park, share their experience via video, and then join the other schools in a culminating video conference.

World Migratory Bird Day Celebration in Northern New Mexico

This year's World Migratory Bird Day theme is "Protect the Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!" Bring the whole family to New Mexico Wildlife Center to help us celebrate wild birds and find ways to reduce the dangerous impact of plastics on them. See wild birds close up, watch live raptor presentations, learn about native species and how we can improve their habitats, have fun with activities for all ages, meet others in our communities who are working to help birds, and more. Food will be available for sale.

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