Why Birds are the BEST!
4 week in-person outside program with the Audubon Society
Dates: Fridays, April 16, 23, 30 & May 7
Time: 3:45-4:45pm after school (also during school vacation week April 23rd)
Location: Meet at the Harris Public Library (303 Clinton St, Woonsocket, RI 02895)
Program Type & Age Range: Homeschool ages 6-12, families & younger siblings welcome.
Registration: Advanced registration required. Max group size of 20.
To register: go to tinyurl.com/birdsarebest and fill out the form. We will contact you prior to the program to confirm. If you don't hear from us or if you have a question about the program call the main number at 401-769-9044.
Do you like being outdoors? Do you like seeing animals around your neighborhood? If so, please join us for Why Birds are the BEST this spring. This program is being offered by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island in partnership with the Woonsocket Harris Public Library.
Why Birds are the BEST will run for 4 sessions that will take place entirely outdoors in the green space around the Library, with a walk to nearby Social Park on the last day. We will explore what makes birds special, why people love them so much, and how we can find and watch them in Woonsocket. We will do engaging activities and hands-on investigations to learn more about our feathered friends, and have fun, too! No background knowledge of birds necessary; we will start from the beginning. The only requirements are comfortable shoes and readiness to learn outdoors. We hope that you will join our flock!
* Participants will be required to wear masks at all times, to separate into groups based on living situation, and be asked to maintain a 6 foot distance from the other groups.
* Participants will be able to borrow binoculars and field guides that will be cleaned before and after use, but please bring your own equipment if you are able to limit sharing.
* Each student will receive a take home kit with materials for further exploration. Please be sure to bring water and wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.