Connecting Birds and Schools in Asia-Australasia!

The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) is bringing our Connecting Birds and Schools video conferences to their region! We are delighted to be working with their dynamic team to bring our flagship activity to a whole new audience.

If you are in that flyway, have a look at their website for a poster and information on the format. Here's a summary:

How to join

Prepare an activity plan to bring groups of school children to visit a wetland to learn about migratory waterbirds, wetlands, or the theme of World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) – Light Pollution:

  1. Apply to join the “Birds and School” Programme
  2. Selected schools or wetland centres will conduct the activities
  3. Around WMBD, connect with other schools from the Flyway in a virtual meeting to share their activities and knowledge

Targeted People

Wetland Educators or communicators, school teachers (typically from a wetland centre or a local school linked with a wetland centre)

Group of children/young people (typically a school class or nature club, age between 8-12)

Venue

Location for birdwatching and activities: typically wetland visitor centre

Location for video conference: via Zoom at a wetland visitor centre or school

Activity period

Activity implementation: September to October, 2022 (also welcome existing activities started before September)

Date of Virtual party: 7th October, 2022 (TBC)

Application

Download the application form and submit it to communication@eaaflyway.net and wmbd@eaaflyway.net

Deadline: 23 September, 2022.

Birds and Schools Poster Landscape_1200

Content

Guidelines following WLI – Birds and Schools Programme

  • Schools carry out activities related to wetlands and migratory waterbirds at visitor centres (or at schools)
  • Content could be related to WMBD, or wetlands and migratory waterbirds in general as stated above
  • At the end of activities, the schools will have a joint webinar to share what they did and students to interact
  • The children introduce themselves and their wetland centre visit in brief; they ask each other the same questions in sequence.

Resources

EAAFP CEPA Resources – Schools and Educators

About Birds and Schools previous experiences

EAAFP World Migratory Bird Day materials

Official website

For inquiries, please contact Vivian Fu, Communication Officer at communication@eaaflyway.net