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Join Team Wood Thrush at Explore the Outdoors this Sunday!

Join Team Wood Thrush from Lucille M. Brown Middle School at our Explore the Outdoors Event, Sunday, April 28th from 1:00 until 5:00. These passionate young bird lovers will be at the Community Idea Stations and adjacent Huguenot Park sharing their love of the great outdoors. They will be teaching us how to recognize and "sing" bird calls and talking with us about what is needed to save this endangered neo-tropical bird. Watch this Science Matters video about Team Wood Thrush last year to learn more.

LaTonya Waller, Virginia’s 2012 Teacher of the year and a 6th grade teacher at Lucille M. Brown Middle School, is involving a new group of students in the effort to Save the Wood Thrush. She explains that “by looking at how this bird is declining, we can begin to see how we can improve our interaction with the environment. I want to make sure my students are aware of what’s going on and know that they have a responsibility. They should go home and talk about this to their families, their communities, and then Act!

Team Wood Thrush will be joined by the Virginia Audubon Society and the Richmond Audubon Society Sunday, April 28th at Explore the Outdoors. This day will be a fun filled day of exploration and hands-on and activities. Over forty Community Partners who specialize in outdoor adventures and resources in our community will be there to “play.”

So put on your tennis shoes, grab your hat and come and join us as we celebrate the Great Outdoors!

Click here for more information on the FREE Explore the Outdoors event.

Article by Debbie Mickle, Science Matters Project Manager

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