Firelands Audubon Society 2017

Firelands Audubon Society's 

 Kids Nature Club

What?  Firelands Audubon is proud to announce our new Jr. Audubon Kids Nature Club, a once a month adventure to explore our local nature areas to learn about birds and so much more. 

Who?   This monthly adventure is designed for children, ages 8-12

 

 

 

 

Our Leader:  

Amy Didion is the Vice President and Education Coordinator of Firelands Audubon. She is an avid birder and nature lover and has also been a teacher with Margaretta Local Schools for the past twenty years. Her passion for birds and nature is contagious, and she enjoys sharing this love with her students and all those around her.  As she does in the classroom, she’s hoping to inspire our area kids to love nature, and to learn to respect and protect their own local environment through active involvement. Amy will also have assistance from other members of FAS, who are skilled and knowledgeable nature-lovers, and will incorporate and welcome guest speakers and community involvement.

For more information email Amy

Where?    Erie Metroparks in Huron, Ohio, with most meetings taking place at the Enchanted Cottage at Stockdale Arboretum or Osborn Metropark.

                                               

 

When?    The Second Saturday of each month from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Why?   Now more than ever, it is important to get kids outside to appreciate nature through education and meaningful conservation projects.  They are our future!

** Kids Nature Club Participation is free but registration and transportation are required.

** Register early: there are a limited number of spaces for each of the monthly activities.  

** A reminder and update email will be sent before each Kids Nature Club Meeting.  They will take place Rain or Shine. Please always dress for the weather. Although we will have shelter for each meeting if needed, we will be going outside every month: cold or hot; rain or snow!

**Parents are welcome to join the group activities, or children can be dropped off and picked up. 

Here is a sneak peak of the 2019 Kids Nature Club Meetings:

Saturday October 12:   Spectacular Spooks - Explore all of the spooky signs of the season!  Discussion will include iconic Halloween creatures like  owls, crows, and bats! We will also explore the area to learn about some of the other birds that are migrating through our area at this time. 

Activity: Creepy Craft Creation                                                                                            

Location: Enchanted Cottage at the Stockdale Arboretum  

Saturday, November 9:  Thankful for our Food - Discussion will include how birds and other critters find their food in their own habitats, and how they prepare for the long winter ahead. Children will also be introduced to Project FeederWatch, an important Citizen Science Project by Cornell Lab of Ornithology.   We will explore the area to see signs of fall and animal activity.                                                                                                                  

Activity: Make your own Bird Feeder

Location: Enchanted Cottage at the Stockdale Arboretum  

Saturday, December 14:  Christmas Bird Count  - Kids will take part in the longest running Citizen Science project: the Christmas Bird Count. We will scour the area and count and list each bird we see and hear, as we help the Firelands Audubon Society team’s day count for the CBC.  This is a fun day and a long-standing tradition with our group: including children this year will make it even more special. For more information about the history of our CBC: https://www.firelandsaudubon.com/christmasbirdcount

Activity: BIRDING!                                                                                                                 

Location: Meet in the Firelands Room at Osborn Park