Join us for Youth & Family Programming at the Festival

Grab your brood and flock to the festival! Chick, fledglings, and mature grown-ups are invited to join us for youth and family programming Monday, April 16 at the Point Reyes Library or on Saturday, April 28 at the Dance Palace. Details below. Registration and more details coming soon. 

EAC Partners with the Marin County Free Library in Point Reyes Station

EAC is proud to collaborate with the Marin County Free Library at Point Reyes Station to offer a free story time for kids focused on birds on Monday, April 16th from 10:30 am - 11:30 am. Children must be attend by an accompanying parent/adult. Details coming soon.

In the meantime, individuals and families are encouraged to visit the Point Reyes Library to check out a bird backpack, which includes:

  • A full size pair of binoculars
  • A bird diagram
  • Bird guide book
  • Marin County local bird chart

Some backpacks may be available in Bolinas or Stinson Beach. Call each location for details. View locations and contact info

Live Bird Ambassadors with
our Friends from The Bird Rescue Center

Sponsored by the Station House Cafe, Side Street Kitchen & Pellets, Inc. 

Saturday, April 28, 2017 | 10:45 am – 1:00 am
Location: Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center

Ticket Price: FREE, thanks to our sponsors | 100 Participants
RSVP Required, Registration Coming SOON!

Calling all families with fledglings! Bring your brood out to the Dance Palace on Saturday, April 28 to learn more about bird life. Our Youth & Family Programming will kick off with a special live bird presentation from The Bird Rescue Center, and sponsored by the Station House Cafe and Side Street Kitchen.

Docents will bring two Education Ambassadors — (a resident owl and hawk, whose permanent disabilities have made them non-releasable). This is a rare and memorable opportunity to see these wild birds up-close, and learn about our native bird species, their fascinating adaptations and the essential roles they play in our local ecosystems. The Bird Rescue Center is a rehabilitation center for Sonoma County’s wild native birds. Their mission is to assist in the rescue, treatment and release of injured, orphaned or ill birds in the northern San Francisco Bay Area, and to educate the public regarding their ecological importance.

Afterwards join us for activities including:

  • A bird and wildlife touch table
  • Coloring station
  • Barn owl pellet dissection station, courtesy of Pellets, Inc
    • Each child will receive a pellet to dissect. The Barn Owl is the only bird of prey that swallows its prey whole and then regurgitates the entire skeletal remain. It digests the flesh and then casts the fur
      and bones of the animal it ate.  Each pellet will contain at least one entire skeletal remain of likely a vole or mole but likely more than one.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Youth & Family Programming Friends of the Festival

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