|Fledging Birders Challenge|
|Post Date:||September 11, 2019|
Anyone who actively tries to foster an appreciation of birds and birding in others is a "fledging birder". The Fledging Birders Challenge is a key component to the environmental education mission of Fledging Birders Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental education organization.
The program's director discovered birding "later in life". Shortly after becoming obsessed with birds, he also became a father. He feared that pending parental duties meant the end of his birding days. Wrong! He quickly discovered the immense pleasure of sharing birds and nature with his children and wanted to pass this along to others as well.
The Fledging Birders Challenge (FBC) is a monthly bird watching contest open to students, scouts, and other youth groups across North America. NSBC's main objective is to get more young people outside and exploring nature via bird watching. Participants in the FBC will work together
Adult birders are also encouraged to take youth out and engage them in birding activity. Take your children, grandchildren, students, scouts, niece/nephew, and their friends on local bird outings. Help them find and observe birds in their own communities. When you submit your monthly sightings list, please include the number of youth and outings that were conducted. The most prolific birding mentor each month will also receive special prizes!
While this popular hobby provides life long enjoyment for enthusiasts, it also holds benefits for many people, especially children.
These benefits include:
For more information: www.fledgingbirders.org/challenge.html
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|Order information or contact:||Fledging Birders Institute P.O. Box 1774 Bellmawr, NJ 08099|
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