We’re so excited that our Watershed Milestones Educator honoree, Olney Christian School (OCS) has been working with our friends at the Wyncote Audubon Society and PA Audubon to engage their students in birding, nature and watershed education.
Earlier this month, thirty 2nd and 3rd grade OCS students went on a field trip to the Militia Hill Hawk Watch, where students participated in a ‘birding bootcamp’ led by Wyncote Audubon volunteers. Students learned about bird identification and how to use binoculars, then tested their skills at the hawk watch, spotting and identifying birds.
As a special treat, Master Falconer Tom Stanton brought a Peregrine Falcon and a Harris’s Hawk for the students to see up-close and in person – he even let them fly for us!
Thank you to all of the Wyncote Volunteers and the Fort Washington State Park staff who made the day possible. These young birders are excited and ready to join us on our next bird walk in Tacony Creek Park!