Eudora Welty Library
LeFleur's Bluff State Park
DINOSAUR WATCHING--A NEW WAY TO LOOK AT BIRDS
Jackson Audubon's DinoBird Kit for Teachers--All Grades
Excite your students with the new knowledge that all birds are living dinosaurs! Jackson Audubon’s Dinobird Program and Kit provides a CD with script, model dinobirds, background materials and hands-on activities that will introduce students to ancient and living dinobirds. It also provides classroom activities to teach bird conservation and simple ways to make backyards and school yards healthy habitats for birds and prevent extinction of living dinosaurs, the birds.
Since children of all ages are already hooked on dinosaurs, we think that dinosaur watching is a perfect introduction to getting children hooked on bird watching and bird conservation. Our birds are declining in all parts of our country and children need to be aware of their threatened, endangered or even extinct status and what they can do to help birds.
HOW TO SCHEDULE THE KIT?
Since 1999 the Jackson Audubon Society has maintained
approximately 30 Prothonotary Warbler boxes at the Mayes Lake
area of LeFleur's Bluff State Park and 20 at Pearl River
Wildlife Management Area and Refuge. The Prothonotary is the
only warbler in the Eastern United States that nests in a
cavity. The original boxes were built by prisoners at
Parchman. Reese is building the newer boxes.
Reese & Louise Partridge, Skipper Anding,
Barbara Qualls and I went to check boxes at the Pearl River
and put up 2 new boxes.