Birding for Beginners - Nature Regina and Bruce Kellett

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Bruce Kellett
Email address of primary contact person: 
not applicable
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Birding for Beginners by Nature Regina and Bruce Kellett is a non-formal educational opportunity run as a not-for profit activity. The intent is to transform passive interest in birds to active interest in birding and bird initiatives. This program is available to the general public and, therefore, welcomes participation by anyone with an interest in birds. Participants are encouraged to apply their newly learned skills in the field on their own and to report back to the group. They are acknowledged for their efforts and lauded for their discoveries. The program adapts to the group. The objective is to transfer knowledge, which often requires creating challenges for various levels of experience. Prairie ecosystems and their inhabitants are under increasing pressure from various sources - farming, development, global warming, and more. In its recent report titled "The State of the World's Birds" the conservation group Bird Life International outlined the dramatic decline in bird populations across the world, and the need for immediate action on conservation and awareness efforts in the preservation of bird species and habitats. During the course, Birding for Beginners, the participants learned the basics of bird identification, classification and behaviour. The course also covered birding ethics and conservation of various bird habitats, including prairie ecosystems.

 

 

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Annually

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Birding; knowledge transfer; informal education; awareness; field trip
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Informal - awareness

What level of education does this project address?: 
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
Project sponsors/funders: 

Nature Regina sponsors

How did you find out about this survey?: 

Recognition Program