Activities for Young Birders of all ages!
Saturday September 19, 2009 is Young Birder’s Day at the Midwest Birding Symposium! Join us from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Wo-Ho-Mis (across the street from South Auditorium). Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Our friends from the Ohio Young Birders Club and the Black Swamp Bird Observatory will offer the following activities:
Preschoolers can make their own pair of binoculars and learn how to use them. They can also build a bird feeder out of a variety of common recycled items, and make an owl puppet or mask.
For older young birders, they can get their creative juices going by participating in the Midwest Birding Symposium Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Participants will paint a portrait of their favorite duck, goose, or swan! Lily Sprang, winner of this year’s National Junior Duck Stamp Contest, will be leading the activity along with her brother Eli, an Ohio Junior Duck Stamp winner and national runner-up!
All the budding artists will receive materials introducing them (and their parents and teachers) to the Junior Duck Stamp Contest. When the portraits are finished, artists can choose to take their art home with them or enter it into the contest. Prizes will be awarded for the top three contest entries.
For the teenagers, The Ohio Young Birders Club will lead a bird walk from 8:00 – 9:45 a.m. Saturday on the Lakeside grounds. They will meet at the front entrance to the Hotel Lakeside.
For more details, contact BSBO at 419-898-4070.