Wednesday, November 30, 2011

...And The Countdown Begins

Black Friday has come and gone and the "Days til Christmas" countdown has begun--only 25  more shopping days left!


If you're anything like the rest of us you've suddenly realized that the deadline is looming and you aren't anywhere near finished shopping.

Never fear, you can avoid the crowds, get your Christmas shopping done, and have a fun day to boot, simply by doing some or all of your shopping at the World Bird Sanctuary.  
Just a small sample of the merchandise available in the gift shop
For those adults and children on your list who love the outdoors and wildlife we have a well-stocked gift shop in our Nature Center.  Here you can find gifts ranging from interesting rocks (great stocking stuffers for the kids) to great t-shirts and outdoor wear—all with a nature related theme.  Any of these items may be purchased in person while exploring the grounds of the World Bird Sanctuary and enjoying a day away from the crowds at the mall.

Don’t have time to visit in person?  Other gift options that may be purchased on-line from the comfort of your home include:

BUY A BRICK
Your inscribed brick will be installed in the steps or landings of our amphitheater
For those on your list that fall into the “hard to buy for” category consider giving them a lasting gift – a brick to be installed in our amphitheater with your holiday wishes or other sentiment inscribed on it.  Two brick sizes are available, with the option of including a presentation gift certificate for gift giving.  To purchase a brick click here


ADOPT A BIRD
Our beautiful Peregrine Falcon, Millenium is just one of the many animals available for adoption
All of the birds and other animals that call World Bird Sanctuary home are available for adoption. Your adoption helps to care for your animal for a year, and adoption fees include:

•            Certificate of Adoption with a full color photograph of your special animal
•            World Bird Sanctuary sponsorship for one year
•            One year’s subscription to our newsletter – the Mews News – printed three times per year
•            Natural history and life history of your special adopted animal
•            10% discount on all World Bird Sanctuary merchandise in our gift shop
•            10% discount on all public programs offered at World Bird Sanctuary, such as Owl Prowls, Nature Hikes etc.
•            Visiting privileges and photo opportunities with the special new member of your family  (just call ahead first to make sure your adopted animal will be here on the day of your visit).

To adopt your bird select the category of animal that you want to adopt, and then click on the individual animal within that gallery and complete the adoption form.

RETURN TO THE WILD

Take part in the release of a rehabilitated bird!
Returning a bird of prey back to the wild, can cost up to $1,000 in care and rehabilitation. Your contribution of only $150 helps our patients and gives you the opportunity to participate in the release of a wild bird of prey.
Invite family and friends to release a bird of prey at your home or nearby park. Celebrate a wedding, birthday, anniversary, family reunion, school or corporate function with this special gift.
Returning a Cooper's Hawk to the wild
The World Bird Sanctuary Wildlife Hospital is a cornerstone of the World Bird Sanctuary, and is entirely funded by donations from the public. Help us give our patients a second chance to fly. Sponsor a release today! 

Questions about Return to the Wild? Call: (636) 861-1392 or email: credfern@worldbirdsanctuary.org

A WBS Friend Membership

Your WBS Friend Membership includes:
•            One year’s subscription to our newsletter – the Mews News – printed three times per year
•            Reusable WBS shopping bag
•            10% discount on all World Bird Sanctuary merchandise in our gift shop
•            Invitation to Friends-only events like Camera Day offering unique photographic opportunities featuring live birds of prey. Bring your cameras for rare shots of raptors in natural settings
•            10% discount on all public programs offered at World Bird Sanctuary, such as Owl Prowls, Nature Hikes etc.
•            Invitations to members-only events held at World Bird Sanctuary

To purchase a WBS Friend membership click here

RAPTOR PROJECT CD

For the youngsters on your list there is a selection of two audio CDs by our in-house band, The Raptor Project.  These CDs also contain encoded lyrics and teacher activity pages.  Enjoy songs such as “Mr. Frog Blues”, “Those Wonderful Birds”, “The Food Chain Blues”, and many more.  All proceeds from sale of CDs supports the Wildlife Hospital.  To purchase a CD click here

BEAK TO BEAK

For the book lover on your list purchase “Beak To Beak”, a book by our Director, Walter C. Crawford, Jr.  This book is filled with Walter's musings on wildlife, conservation and life in general told through a collection of short, true-life stories.

The book is available for purchase for $10.

Any of the above items may also be purchased in person at the World Bird Sanctuary’s Nature Center, or call 636-225-4390 Ext. 0 for further information.

1 comment:

Hudson said...

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