Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 12:29:52 -0400
Reply-To: Tim Keyes <Tim_Keyes@DNR.STATE.GA.US>
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Tim Keyes <Tim_Keyes@DNR.STATE.GA.US>
Subject: First Annual Youth Birding Competition
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Inspired by the World Series of Birding in Cape May, which had 22 youth teams competing, I am organizing a Youth Birding Competition for April 23, 2006, at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.
I hope that this event encourages existing young birders and generates new birders as well. The event is sponsored by the Wildlife Resources Division and The Environmental Resources Network, Inc (T.E.R.N.).
The competition runs 12 AM to 6 PM, culminating in a Birds of Prey Program, Banquet and Awards ceremony and of course T-shirts all around.
I am looking for interested teams. If you know any kids, teachers, parents etc... that may be interested in forming or sponsoring a team, please let them know about this event.
I am also looking for experienced birders who would be willing to mentor a team. This would mean meeting with them at least twice before April 23rd to help them learn about bird identification. During the day of the competition the kids must identify the birds themselves of course.
More information including a brochure, registration information, event rules and strategies can be found at www.georgiawildlife.com, select Nongame animals and plants.
Please contact me with any questions or if you would like some printed brochures and posters to help promote the competition.
116 Rum Creek Drive,
Forsyth GA 31029
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