Spring Fling at the Syre Education Center

SPRING BIRD FLING

Get ready for spring birds with fun day-long activities in our awesome Syre bird exhibit—or get out as a family into local bird hot spots and find our feathered friends in the wild. Either way, you’ll enjoy exploring birds in these workshops and tours offered by the Whatcom Museum and North Cascades Audubon Society. Note events that require pre-registration.

 SCHOOL’S OUT FUN: WHO’S THAT BIRD?

MONDAY, APRIL 4, 10 – 3:30 PM; $15 MUSEUM MEMBERS/$20 NON-MEMBERS; PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED           

Spend a day in our fascinating collection of more than 500 taxidermied birds from Whatcom County. Through games, art and interactive experiences, we’ll have some vacation-time fun learning more about our feathered friends. Art workshop included and, weather and time permitting, we’ll take a short bird walk nearby. Ages 8 and up. Register at ejdieleman@cob.org or 360-778-8960 by April 1. (SYRE)

 SCHOOL’S OUT FUN: SPRING NEST FEST

TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 10 – 3:30 PM; $15 MUSEUM MEMBERS/$20 NON-MEMBERS; PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED           

The nesting season is around the corner! We’ll find out about the amazing ways that birds make nests viewing the ones in our Syre bird exhibit and seeing them be build in onscreen action. To get a taste of the challenge of nest-building, we’ll make a nest of our own to take home. Weather and time permitting we’ll take a short bird walk nearby. Ages 8 and up. Register at ejdieleman@cob.org or 360-778-8960 by April 1. (SYRE)

 NORTH CASCADES AUDUBON SOCIETY

FAMILY BIRD WALK: BIRDING LAKE PADDEN

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 9 AM – 12 PM; FREE

Lake Padden is a favorite recreation area for local people and a favorite spot for birds! Walk with Audubon Board member Ken Salzman to see which birds are there in April. Children ages 7 and up may attend if they bring a parent along. Meet at 9 AM in the parking lot by the playground. Ken will guide the walk till noon—families can walk as long as they like. Prepare for spring weather (rain jacket, hats, warm clothing) and bring binoculars if you have them. No pre-registration needed.

 ART ADVENTURES IS FOR THE BIRDS

Wednesday, April 6, 1:30-4 PM

Museum members $3, non-members $5 materials fee plus admission.

500 bird hang out in our Syre Education Center! This building is most often closed to the public but kids will get a special opportunity to explore this exhibit and then go to our Syre classroom to make bird art with our museum staff. Join us for this engaging workshop. (SYRE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

NORTH CASCADES AUDUBON SOCIETY

FAMILY BIRD WALK: SCUDDER POND

Thursday, April 7, 9 AM; FREE

Join well-known local birder and Audubon board member, Paul Woodcock, on a birding expedition at Scudder Pond. This urban nature area is a haven for local birds, both around the pond and in the adjoining wooded area. Paul will help you find birds and share birding tips. Meet at 9 AM in the Bloedel Donovan parking lot. Walk leaves promptly at 9:15 and will continue till noon, families can walk as long as they like. Prepare for spring weather (rain jacket, hats, warm clothing) and bring binoculars if you have them.

NORTH CASCADES AUDUBON SOCIETY

BACKYARD BIRDING

SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 1 – 4 PM; FREE

Together, parents and kids learn how to make their yard bird-friendly! Discover local bird habits, plants birds need and like, and dangers to avoid as you set up your bird yard. You’ll see best designs of bird boxes and make your own bird feeders. Audubon president Pam Borso leads the workshop with other Audubon members and museum staff. The Syre bird exhibit is closed, but we’ll explore it for likely backyard birds. Limited space! Pre-register at ejdieleman@cob.org or 360-778-8960. (SYRE)

 

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