Kids connecting kids to nature: Donation brings birds to local schools

Who? Who-hoo-hoo, whooo? Whoooo’s in the animal carrier? That was the question more than 500 pre-school and elementary school students were asking around Ottawa as Nature Canada presented Falcon-Ed’s feathered ‘employees’ to students at 4 schools on April 23rd, all part of our Earth Week 2014 celebrations. Falcon-Ed is a Montreal-based team of falconers working to promote biodiversity and nature conservation through in-class and outdoor demonstrations using live, trained birds of prey – known as raptors. Well after a bit of suspense, the lucky students at Berrigan Elementary School, Glebe Cooperative Nursery School, Connaught Public School and Regina Street Public School learned that Darwin, a 3 year-old Great Horned Owl, was the animal visitor waiting to greet them and teach… read more →