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Young Birders Club (Ages 10-18)
June 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Inviting all young and aspiring birders to join us for our first ever Gardens birding club! Youth ages 10 and up can join our resident birders every other week this spring to identify birds migrating through Maine as well as those spending the season nesting and raising their young here. Participants will learn to identify birds by their calls and features and will be encouraged to keep a record of observations through eBird. New birds will be observed as the season progresses, so please be sure to register separately for each session you would like to attend. Though programming will take place outdoors, participants are required to wear a face covering at all times.
Please note: In an effort to keep the group size small, this is a drop-off program. If your child would be more comfortable with you nearby, please contact Erika Huber at firstname.lastname@example.org before the session to discuss options. If this session is full, please call 207-633-8000 to be added to our waiting list.
Bridget VerVaet has been the Education Programs Assistant at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens since 2018, where she can most often be found leading youth groups and families in nature-based education programs. She holds a degree in biology and enjoys sharing in the wonders of natural world with guests of all ages.
Andy Brand joined the staff at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in 2018 as Curator of Living Collections. He is an avid naturalist and bird-watcher with a strong interest in gardening with the native plants that attract birds to the backyard. Andy has been bird-watching for over 45 years and participates in Audubon Christmas bird counts and the Maine Bird Atlas project.