UCD opens doors for kids

By From page A6 | March 19, 2014

I am writing to thank the UC Davis department of wildlife, fish and conservation biology for its excellent outreach program. On Friday, March 7, Tuleyome Home Place Adventures brought a group of elementary school students to the Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology to learn about the wild birds in our back yard.

We started in the museum to get a better look at the taxidermy birds up close, and then headed out to the Arboretum to look for birds and play a game of “Bird Bingo.” Not only did we learn how to identify birds, we also learned about the different adaptations birds have to survive, and different kinds of bird behavior.

All in all, it was a wonderful, educational outdoor activity, and the folks over at the museum helped these children create memories and an appreciation for wild birds that will last a lifetime.

Tuleyome Home Place Adventures is made possible by the generosity of the Conaway Preservation Group, PG&E, the Wynant Foundation and U.S. Bank. For more information about Home Place Adventures “wild weekend” activities for kids and families, please visit www.tuleyome.org.

Charlotte Orr

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