Flying WILD

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The purpose of the Flying WILD program is to engage middle schools in bird education efforts with the intent of encouraging increased environmental stewardship among youth.

Special emphasis is placed on creating an approach that is readily adaptable for urban schools, often with underserved students who traditionally receive few opportunities to participate in environmental education initiatives.

Details how school bird festivals and World Migratory Bird Day events can provide enriching and meaningful experiences for students while meeting educational objectives in science, social studies, language arts, etc.

Provide students with ample opportunity to learn about basic avian biology, migratory bird facts, bird identification, and environmental issues affecting migratory birds…before, during, and after a Flying WILD bird festival. Provides ideas for potential bird-related service-learning projects, including a case study of one successful project, and step-by-step instructions for participating in an ongoing nationwide bird count.

Start Date:
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Location:

The purpose of the Flying WILD program is to engage middle schools in bird education efforts with the intent of encouraging increased environmental stewardship among youth.

Special emphasis is placed on creating an approach that is readily adaptable for urban schools, often with underserved students who traditionally receive few opportunities to participate in environmental education initiatives.

Details how school bird festivals and World Migratory Bird Day events can provide enriching and meaningful experiences for students while meeting educational objectives in science, social studies, language arts, etc.

Provide students with ample opportunity to learn about basic avian biology, migratory bird facts, bird identification, and environmental issues affecting migratory birds…before, during, and after a Flying WILD bird festival. Provides ideas for potential bird-related service-learning projects, including a case study of one successful project, and step-by-step instructions for participating in an ongoing nationwide bird count.