Outreach & Education

Osa Birds works with community leaders to determine educational needs and develop school curriculum that expands awareness of bird conservation and habitat protection within the local rural communities in which Osa Birds operates.  Educational and outreach activities include…

*  Raising awareness of birds by working in coordination with public and private schools to develop a “Bird” module to teach elementary and high school kids about avian biology, ecology, conservation issues and the importance of birds and their habitats.

pilar and girls on interpretive trail*  Developing kids’ activities such as migration and lifecycle games, nest box construction and monitoring and making their backyards a bird friendly environment.

*  Organizing forums to present current research projects and results, and coordinating seminars and classes and workshops to young people and adults in avian conservation themes, bird identification, Neotropical migrants and migration, and bird diversity on the Osa Peninsula and Costa Rica.

*  Coordinating and promoting participation in community events such as the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, International Migratory Bird Day Festival, Backyard Bird Counts, bird walks, photographic exhibits and art exchanges between Costa Rican and US school kids.

We are currently working alongside Osa Conservation and the St. Croix River Association of Minnesota in an educational partnership and art exchange program.  For more information – CLICK HERE

 

Photo: Pilar Bernal with Hellen and Julissa from Escuela Agujas during the 2012 Osa Peninsula Christmas Bird Count along the Interpretive Trail at Osa Conservation.