Join Catawba College students, lead by Jaye Gilmore (Env. Studies Major), on April 9th from 8am-1pm to celebrate the arrival of migratory birds! This is a family event for ages 6 and over. Those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Bring your binoculars and hiking shoes for an early morning hike in the Catawba College preserve, led by Dr. Steve Coggin Dean of the Hurley School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Biology at Catawba College. Be on the lookout for migrating warblers and ducks as well as native chickadees, titmice, and woodpeckers! 8 to 9 am
Live Bird Presentation
Bob Pendegrass from Dan Nicholas Park will demonstrate the sport of falconry!
International Migratory Bird Day Station
The signature program of Environment For The Americas, IMBD is the only international education program that highlights and celebrates the migration of nearly 350 species of migratory birds between nesting habitats in North America and non-breeding grounds in Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
Targeting Recreation and Environmental Knowledge
Come try out the new T.R.E.K packs, filled with books and activities to use on the Catawba College preserve!
Enjoy making and wearing a bird mask to where around the festival!
Create your own journal to take with you on an expedition into the preserve
The Bird Feeder
Help yourself to some birdie nibbles and hot chocolate!
Owl Pellet Dissection Station
You can dissect owl pellets to learn about the foods that this predatory bird eats!
Have images of birds painted on your face!
Learn how to make your own paper!
What Bird Are You?
Join in activities that let you act, sing, and fly like your favorite avian friends!