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Christmas Bird Count for Kids (Lutz)
January 4 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Learning Gate’s Christmas Bird Count for Kids
Saturday, January 4th, 2020
The “Christmas Bird Count for Kids” is a shortened version of the official Christmas Bird Count (CBC) that take’s place throughout the United States and Canada during December and January. The bird count provides a kid-friendly alternative to the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, a century-old citizen science program that collects information about birds. This free program is a great introduction to birding for children ages 8-14 and brings families and the community together to enjoy nature during the holiday season.
What to Expect:
To start the program in Heron Hall, kids first participate in “Binocular Boot Camp” to learn basic bird identification and binocular skills before splitting up into small teams(each with an expert birder) for a 3/4 mile hike through different habitats. We will be visiting the garden, forest and lake searching for as many different species as we can find.
After the hike, participants will return to Heron Hall to share their findings with the whole group. The program is focused on children in grades 3rd – 8th. **Parents will be responsible for their children during the event.** Parents will be responsible for supervising any additional siblings that will be in attendance.
Please use the sign-up below to register each child in grades 3 – 8. Registration is limited to 30 students. Bring a water bottle, snacks & comfortable, closed-toe shoes. Binoculars will be available to borrow or bring your own.
Date: 1/4/2020 (Sat.)
Time: 8:30am – 12:00pm EST
Location: Learning Gate Community School – Hanna Campus
Register at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044fabae2ca20-christmas1