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Bird Talks & Walks in Schools in Schools encourages people to look and listen to your local birds and wildlife. It is so easy to learn about birds. Knowing about them gives people an extraordinary sense of achievement! People also find it very relaxing and uplifting to know about their local birds, animals and plants. Above all it is so much fun! I come with my 35 years of experience, enthusiasm and knowledge of your local environment and community. As your guide, this is what is on offer:

  • 1-hr bird-talk in class room
  • School bird-walk
  • 1-hr bird-talk in class room & school bird-walk
  • Park or reserve bird-walk

       Note: other wildlife and your schools local plants will also be examined.

I have extensive bird guiding experience and recently enjoyed a tour sponsored by Tourism NT in Kakadu National Park for Bird Week (see http://www.parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/pub/knp-bird-week-program-2015.pdf).  My latest books, Finding Australian Birds: A Field Guide (CSIR0, 2014) and Where to See Birds in Victoria (Allen & Unwin, 2010) are great go-to references for students and birdwatchers alike.

As a former lecturer, I am very experienced in presenting to students.  The aim of Bird Talks & Walks in Schools is to improve your students (and teachers) knowledge of local birds and their environment, and to help improve local conservation outcomes via school education about birds.

Ages:

Kindergarten, Primary Stage 1 (Y1-2), Primary Stage 2 (Y3-4), Primary Stage 3 (Y5-6), Secondary Stage 4 (Y7-8), Secondary Stage 5 (Y9-10), Secondary Stage 6 (Y11-12)

Locations:

Bendigo, Geelong, Melbourne, Melton, Mildura, Shepparton-Mooroopna, Warrnambool, Wodonga

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