Re: birding-aus Birdwatching Tourism

To: Atriplex <>, Birding-aus <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Birdwatching Tourism
From: Jill Dening <>
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2000 17:42:24 +1100
>In my particular (small country town) community I think the school is
>the most fertile ground for encouraging birding and I'll probably have
>go this year.


I'm putting this on the list because others might also be interested.

I have thought for a long time about getting into the schools, for the
reasons you gave. But I go to jelly at the thought of trying to teach a
group of young kids about birds. I am hopeless with children, because I
don't understand them much.

How do you approach the subject with young children? Or even older
children? How do you connect with them? And how do you get them to handle
binos without annihilating them? I think I could learn, but I need some

I think this is an issue of some relevance to a few subscribers, who are
obviously retired (ie have the time) and the birding skills, and maybe this
discussion might give them the motivation.

Little birders grow into big birders who might go on bird tours.


Jill Dening
Sunshine Coast, Qld

26º 51'         152º 56'

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