Wisconsin Youth Company’s Urban Bird Day was a wonderful success. Activities included the arts, bird walks, making recycled bird feeders, and planting seeds. The event was held on April 25th.
Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate (it poured rain all morning, and then was very windy, cloudy and cool for the afternoon), so art activities were moved indoors.
In addition to the Urban Bird Day event, the Wisconsin Youth Company hosted an additional event on June 5th with a bird focus for our family night for their youth and family center. They did lots of bird activities for the kids and families, and distributed Celebrate Urban Bird kits.
All of this has sparked a lot of interest in birds for the staff. The building where they work now has birdfeeders out front, as does their west side building. The youth center kids keep them filled and are really excited about their bird sightings.
Because they have programming all summer, and into the fall, they continued to focus on birds. It fit well with their outdoor education programs, and camps.
Some of their After School sites participated in the count at their various centers as well.