Christmas Bird Count for Kids at WVU Core Arboretum
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Bring your kids to WVU Core Arboretum on Saturday, December 17, 2022, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm to learn about birds, birding, and how to participate in citizen science while spending some time outside on a winter day! We will learn about the Christmas Bird Count--a 120+ year old citizen science effort coordinated by the National Audubon Society, then we will do a guided bird walk and count of our own in the Arboretum. We will also have a bird netting and banding demonstration by a WVU bird scientist. Our bird count data will be collected as part of the real Christmas Bird Count! This event is most appropriate for school-age kids, but younger kids are welcome with appropriate supervision. No birding experience is necessary, and first-time birders are encouraged! We will tally our birds and celebrate with hot drinks, snacks, and a book read-aloud for the young kids after the bird walkers return from their walks. The event will be outside, so please dress for the weather. This event is free and open to everyone, no registration required.