Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Calling All Bird Brains!
The "Bird Brain Reading & Activity Center" opens at World Bird Sanctuary.
These two youngsters have each discovered a book that's "just right" for them
We have a new attraction at World Bird Sanctuary! The "Bird Brain Reading and Activity Center" was developed over the last few months and is now open on a limited basis. It is located in the Olga Reyes Memorial Building along the exhibit line, near the Bald Eagle and White Pelican Exhibits.
Youngsters enjoying our "puppet theater"
The Reading and Activity Center is full of donated books relating to wildlife, conservation, animals and other nature-related topics. There are also coloring activities, puppets and a puppet theater, and numerous reference books for visitors to enjoy. We encourage kids, teens and adults to take a book, read it, enjoy it and learn from it. Then, pass it along and share it, or return it for other visitors to enjoy (one book per visit).
This young lady gets to take home a book to enjoy and share
Are you passionate about wildlife and helping people learn?
The Reading and Activity Center is open on an ad-hoc basis right now – as docent/volunteer hours allow us to open it. We plan to be open from 11am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday throughout the year, and are recruiting docents who would like to volunteer at World Bird Sanctuary because they support our mission, but are not able or interested in working directly with the birds. If you want to be a pioneer docent at our library or activity center, click here to download a volunteer application form.
If you have some new or gently used books you no longer need you could help us keep our library stocked
We are also taking donations of new or gently used nature-related books, magazines and games for the library. These can be brought to WBS or mailed to:
World Bird Sanctuary
Bird Brain Reading and Activity Center
125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road, Valley Park, MO 63088.
Submitted by: Joe Hoffmann, World Bird Sanctary, Sanctuary Manager