Special Family: Buy one ticket and attend the workshop with your kid*!+ Optional family hike the following Sunday to install the boxes on appropriate trees surrounding a local lake! *Each adult can bring one youngster (ages 10+) along to join them as we learn and build.
Work with your hands as you complete a conservation project to increase habitat for our feathered friends!
This family workshop will have us exploring the lives of Yukon water birds, and then building a duck box to improve access to nest sites when they migrate North this Spring. A short opening presentation with Erin Nicolardi of Rivers to Ridges will start us off, and then we will be in the wood shop to construct some duck nesting boxes.
Optional family hike the following Sunday to install the boxes on appropriate trees surrounding a local lake.
About the instructor: Erin is a certified teacher, Wilderness First Responder and amateur bird appreciator. She is interested in risk management and the benefits of risky play, bird language as a doorway to awareness, and how to create accessibility (culture, gender, ability, language, family, age, finances, etc.) for young people to take part in programs that connect them to the land. Erin grew up in Southern Ontario, and she has over 10 years of experience working outdoors with children and youth. She is also the co-founder of Rivers to Ridges, land-based education initiative to connect young people to the land in Whitehorse!
All materials and tools provided, some basic woodworking skills required.
Special Family: Buy one ticket and attend the workshop with your little helper*!
Non members: $25 ~ Members: $20
Maximum 5 participants Register here.
Join us for the annual Potluck dinner and slideshow 6 pm on 18 January 2018 at Hellaby Hall. Bring some food to share and up to 10 photos highlighting your past year of birding or other natural history adventures. We will have a computer and TV so you can bring photos on a USB stick. Contact Jim Hawkings or Betty Sutton for more details.
Thursday 14 December to 5 January. Yukon Christmas Bird Counts! All are welcome – beginners, feeder-watchers, and seasoned field birders! Enjoy winter birding as part of a North American-wide bird monitoring and conservation program. To participate or organize a count in your community email email@example.com
Migration monitoring at Teslin Lake. Join the Yukon Bird Club for a visit to the Teslin Lake Bird Observatory to learn more about migrant songbirds and raptors. Meet at the Teslin Lake Campground at 8am.