How do we interest kids in the outdoors, teach them creatively, and impart a love of nature? And how do we encourage observational skills, improve attention spans, and encourage social interaction in youth? We teach them birding!
Bird watching encourages observational skills, enhances creativity, instills curiosity, and creates a sense of stewardship among youth and adults.
- Bird watching-related activities provide the opportunity for year-round participation in an outdoor activity, allowing for a greater understanding of life cycles and behavior related to seasons and habitat changes throughout the year.
- Birds may be observed from almost any schoolyard, backyard, or park. Whether in urban or rural spaces, birds are relatively easy to see and hear. And, bird watching related activities usually cost very little.
- Bird watching can be for every person- every age- everywhere!