Re: publicity/appeal to young birders (longish)

To: a and h wright <>
Subject: Re: publicity/appeal to young birders (longish)
From: Laurence and Leanne Knight <>
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 19:05:15 +1000
a and h wright wrote:
> The suggestion that we should have cards like the ?Pokemon character struck
> a chord with me.
> Why don't we ask Dick Smith to put a series of common bird cards in his
> products so that kids will start a collection of cards which may well
> generate an interest in the birds.  Years ago there were books available to
> go with the cards of Prime Ministers, Sports people etc. and the cards were
> stuck in the appropriate places where basic information was given.  Now I
> don't think PMs would go down too well these days but perhaps birds would
> and it would encourage kids to take a closed look at the local birds.
> Hazel Wright

Good thinking - develop a series of stylised cartoon cards, and list the
various "powers" that each of the birdemons have, with offensive and
defensive skills and points values when traded [or seen in the wild]. 
Just to make things interesting, the numbers of each card could be
varied in line with actual populations - ground parrots and cassowaries
would be rare, while magpies and miners would be common.


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