October 10, 2020 all-day
Migration Day!
Although we’ve all faced many uncertainties this year, one natural spectacle has continued right on cue — the marvel of autumn migration is underway! On October 10, 2020, LGNC is hosting a special Migration Day in lieu of our annual Migration Fest. This new event will provide a chance for families to experience migration, and the landscapes that support it, through a virtual workshop and self-paced activities.
Much like our popular summer camps, Migration Day will be based out of a kit that families can pick up at the Nature Center before the event. Then, on October 10, participants will enjoy a live Zoom workshop and migration activities using the materials in the kit. Participants who share photos of their Migration Day adventures will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a free Family Membership for 2021! See below for a complete schedule and registration details.
Registration is open now through October 5 (while supplies last)! Those who register will be able to pick up a Migration Day kit (valued at $50) and participate in the day’s activities. The registration fee is $8 for LGNC members and $12 for non-members. Kits will include binoculars, books, milkweed seeds, and many other items to keep! Click here to register:
LGNC member registration: http://bit.ly/Migration_Day_Members
Non-member registration: http://bit.ly/Migration_Day_Non-members
Kit Pickup:
Stop by LGNC on October 7 or 9 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. to pick up your Migration Day kit! Kits will include all of the materials for the day’s activities. We will be following COVID-19 safety protocols during pickup.
Migration Day Activities:
Migration Day will begin on Saturday, October 10 at 11:00 a.m.! Here’s what we’ll be doing:
Virtual Migration Workshop (11:00 a.m.-Noon) — Log onto Zoom to learn about bird migration and the history of hawk counting! Don’t miss a special 3D presentation on raptor conservation.
Migration BINGO (all day)Complete this activity in your backyard, at LGNC, or anywhere! Through a self-paced, family-fun game, explore bird and butterfly migration and the habitats that sustain these long-distance journeys. See how many ways you can get “BINGO” as you search for animals and plants, identify threats to migrating creatures, and complete mini-habitat stewardship projects! All of the materials needed to complete this activity will be provided in the Migration Day kit.
Bird Count (all day) — LGNC and its predecessors have been counting migrating birds for 60 years. Using the materials in the Migration Day kit, keep a tally of the birds you encounter during the day!
Raffle Drawing:
All participants who share photos of their Migration Day adventures will be entered into our raffle! LGNC will draw three names on Sunday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. Winners will receive a free Family Membership (value $50) for 2021!
This event is sponsored by the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River.