Teaching the Next Generation of Wildlife Advocates
Birds in a changing world need young minds with fresh ideas from all walks of life to learn, appreciate, and advocate for wildlife. To help, Bird Rescue is excited to launch a new education program that aims to connect students with the beauty around them in greater Solano County.
Introducing the Cordelia Slough Youth Education Program
The Cordelia Slough is part of the Pacific Flyway, a superhighway for migratory birds. The Pacific Flyway Fund awarded International Bird Rescue 40 acres of stunning riparian and marsh habitat to bring wildlife and environmental literacy to the next generation of advocates for nature.
Students will be led on a Nature walk by an experienced International Bird Rescue docent to discuss and identify the ecosystems and biology surrounding the Cordelia Slough.
The nature walk will focus on the diversity of plants, invertebrates, and vertebrate species that contribute to the ecosystems surrounding the Cordelia Slough such as wetlands and riparian areas. At various stops, students will learn about a plant, insect, bird or mammal species that makes its home in these two habitats. In addition, we will share lessons around ecosystems, anatomy, invasive and introduced species, wildlife conservation and more!
We look forward to working with you and your classroom and hope that you will consider us for outdoor learning and educational opportunities in the upcoming school year.
To request a field trip for your school group, please fill out this request form.
For more information on the Pacific Flyway Center, visit their website.
About International Bird Rescue
International Bird Rescue is a global conservation organization for birds in a changing world. Since 1971, Bird Rescue has responded to over 250 oil spills and other wildlife emergencies, caring for more than 160,000 birds on six continents. Bird Rescue aims to give a voice to waterbirds through conservation, advocacy, and wildlife literacy that builds empathy and encourages action. Our mission is to inspire people to act toward balance with the natural world by rescuing waterbirds in crisis. We dream ofa world in which every person, every day, takes action to protect the natural home of wildlife and ourselves.