Sun, 23 Jan 2000 22:46:34 +1100
Hi all including Jill
Cumberland Bird Observers Club has been running a "Nestlings" group for years.
This is all about birding for children (and
is not a childminding service!!) and comprises half day field days which
certainly revolve around birds but includes games
and prizes etc. to maintain interest amongst the children. Half a day is
sufficient for the kids, and ends in a picnic
If you would like CBOC contact details to ask for more information about how
the group is actually run, please email me.
Sydney, NSW Australia
Behalf Of Jill Dening
Sent: Sunday, 23 January 2000 5:42
Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Re: birding-aus Birdwatching Tourism
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
Sunshine Coast, Qld
26º 51' 152º 56'
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