THESE KIDS ARE “FOR THE BIRDS!”

teachers and students

Teachers are excited and happy along with the children who get to learn about birds!

In Fontana, these kids are “for the birds” – in a very positive sense. They are enjoying the combination of science and art enrichment thanks to Lisa Elliott who received a grant from the Community Foundation and the EECallowing students to learn about birds and draw them, too! Lisa teaches them to become citizen scientists by observing and identifying different birds and their natural surroundings, the importance of birds to our ecosystem and how to use a binocular for bird watching. In the classes they learn how to record their findings and even how to draw their feathered friends.

OUR BIRD ABBY ADDS HER HEART!

fledgling Grosbeak bird

Abby, the Rescued Grosbeak!

When students hear the story and see pictures of Abby, the bird we rescued, they are immediately touched, inspired to become more involved with bird life.

students drawing birds

Students are totally engaged as Emmy Award Winning Artist Ruth Elliott-Hilsdon teaches how to draw birds!

The excitement builds as Emmy Award winning artist Ruth Elliott-Hilsdon shows them how to draw birds and create their own animated flip page!

STUDENTS LEARN PARTICIPATION IN LIFE 

At the end of the classes the students are invited to borrow a special school backpack that contains all the equipment needed to birdwatch and record their findings. Included is a book to identify birds, binoculars, pencils, paper and information on how to record and share their data. 

BEING ‘FOR THE BIRDS’ IS A GOOD THING!

The best part of all is seeing the joy on the children’s faces as they actively engage with the world around them and learn to participate in caring for nature. This will truly impact them for the rest of their lives!

 

Ruth Elliott-Hilsdon, Founder of Edu Designs and GoMommyGO®

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One of the reviewers said,
“Whether children are enjoying art or doing it, it expands the mind, imagination, and ability to focus for extended periods of time which translates to success in all areas of curriculum. Clever and well-done content that promotes empathy and goodwill is what we just can’t have enough of. Go Edu Designs!”
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EDU Designs is a non profit organization whose mission is to produce and distribute multimedia materials for the education, motivation and character development of children.
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