Christmas Bird Count for Kids at WVU Core Arboretum
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Bring your kids to WVU Core Arboretum on Saturday, December 16, 2023, 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 124 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. 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 have binoculars to share with participants if you do not have your own, thanks to a recent donation to the Arboretum. We will tally our birds and celebrate with hot drinks, snacks, and a book read-aloud after the bird walkers return from their walk. The event will be outside, so please dress for the weather. This event is free and open to everyone, no registration required.