This project in Nassau County was for the birds!
Our Education Director, Brett Moyer, was the featured speaker for the Callahan branch of the public library's summer speaker series. He gave a presentation on how to attract birds by providing the essentials of food, water and shelter.
Those in attendance also learned about two conservation programs, that of the Eastern Bluebird and the Purple Martin. After the slide presentation, the children participated in a hands-on exercise by making some Do-It-Yourself bird feeders using plastic bottles from the recycling bin, scissors, glue guns, and twine.
Each of the kids and adults in attendance went home with a feeder and a bag of seed donated by the local hardware store.
As we know, part of the joy of birding is passing along what we've learned to the next generation.