All young people are welcome to participate in our monthly meetings and field trips.
For many years we have been pleased to assist the PEI Science Fair with provision of prizes. Good luck to all participants in local school fairs and the provincial fair this year !
We are pleased to see the formation of the UPEI Field Naturalists Society – “A society created to connect, organize and involve UPEI students interested in the natural history of Prince Edward Island.” Check out their Facebook page.
Bird Studies Canada news
December 29 2016
First Ever Christmas Bird Count for Kids
The first ever Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids) in Prince Edward Island will be co-hosted by Nature PEI and the Stratford Area Watershed Improvement Group. It is a fun, family-friendly birdwatching event that promotes nature appreciation and environmental stewardship. It will build bird identification skills and contribute to Citizen Science for bird conservation. Things get underway on Saturday January 7th from 8:00-11:30 am at the Fullerton’s Conservation Park in Stratford. Luke Peters of Nature PEI will lead the walk, and some additional helpers will be available. As Luke sees it, “It should be a good opportunity for kids to learn about the native birds of Prince Edward Island.” Kelley Farrar, SAWIG Watershed Coordinator, will pre-register participants at 902-367-3605 or email@example.com . All ages are welcome to attend.
What to wear: very warm boots and clothing, and binoculars if you have them; we will also have some at hand.
What to bring: other family members, bird books and energy treats if you wish. Hot chocolate will be served after the event.
What to do before the big day: Look at bird pictures and practice using your binoculars by looking at particular things in your yard.
How to get there: Turn into Reeve’s Estates off the TCH, and turn right on McIntosh Dr. Keep straight until you reach a parking lot at the Fullerton’s trail entrance.
Results will be submitted to Bird Studies Canada, the national coordinator of CBC4Kids. Their national partners are Sonoma Nature, Armstrong Bird Food, W. Garfield Weston Foundation, and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.
Media please contact: Luke Peters 902-940-7897 / firstname.lastname@example.org
26 January 2015 – Enthusiastic young birders in Christmas Bird Count for Kids (“CBC4Kids”) events across the country identified and counted a grand total of 111 species in the 2014-15 count. Thirty-three CBC4Kids events were held throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland, with seven new counts joining the fun!
Congratulations and many thanks to all the organizations, event coordinators, hosts, and volunteers who ran CBC4Kids events, and to all the families and young birders who eagerly participated! To explore locations that held CBC4Kids events, and view eBird checklists from some counts, visit the CBC4Kids map. You can also connect with count organizers through the CBC4Kids Facebook group.