Wednesday, September 9, 2009

MBS - Young Birders Day!

Help spread the word! If you are planning to attend the Midwest Birding Symposium or know somebody that is please let them know that Saturday is special in that it will offer activities special to Young Birders! The following offers more information...

THE Ohio Young Birders Club presents:
Activities for Young Birders!

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:

The Binocular Laboratory—kids will make a pair of binoculars and learn how to use them
The Feeding Station—kids will build a bird feeder out of a variety of common recycled items
Fun with the Hooos!—kids will make an owl puppet or mask

Middle School:
Midwest Birding Symposium Junior Duck Stamp Contest—We’ll help participants 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!
We’ll also give all our artists 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. We will award prizes for the top three contest entries.

For Teens:
Bird Walk—The Ohio Young Birders Club will lead a bird walk from 8:00 – 9:45 a.m. Saturday on the Lakeside grounds. We will meet at the front entrance to the Hotel Lakeside.

For details, contact BSBO at 419-898-4070.

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