This week was a very fun week. I had the opportunity to experience Leo Politi’s Conservation Art Show. The students from this elementary school displayed their art, gave tours of their native plant garden, and held a wonderful singing and dancing show. Dorsey High School students volunteered to help set-up and run some of the activities at the event. I had help from three of these students to run the Migration Game. They did a very good job in having the children enjoy and learn from it. The Leo Politi students were all very excited to be part of the art show. I took the tour of the native plant garden from one of the Leo Politi students and they were very good at identifying the plants and pointing out something significant about it. I learned a lot from the tour.
I also hosted an International Migratory Bird Day event at the Audubon Center in Debs Park. It started early in the morning with a bird walk around one of the trails. Some of the birds we saw include Western Scrub Jay, Common Raven, Spotted Towhee, and a few others. We then set up three different activity stations. In one station we had the visitors plant hummingbird seed mix. In another station the visitors made pine cone bird feeders. The third station was the Migration Game. I had a lot of help running the event from some of the members from the Green Team and staff from the center. It was very fun running the event and working with everyone at the center.