Penn State Extension – Watershed-Friendly Birding in FDR Park
June 25, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Watershed-Friendly Birding in FDR Park with Master Watershed Stewards
During Watershed-Friendly Birding in FDR Park with Master Watershed Stewards, learn about the bird habitat in FDR Park, where FDR is located within the Schuylkill River Watershed, how its history as a former marshland makes it an urban birding hotspot, and how to approach birding with watershed-friendly habits that protect birds and the natural environment they need to thrive. Explore with Master Watershed Stewards the potential effects of outdoor recreation on the natural environment. Discover strategies for preventing unintended impacts and learn how to engage in your favorite outdoor activities while protecting local watersheds.
Sat., Jun. 25, 2022
(8:30 AM – 10:30 AM ET)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Park
1500 Pattison Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19145
No experience? No binoculars? No problem!
Are you curious about birds but aren’t sure if birding is for you? We believe that birds and nature are for everyone. All are welcome, from beginners to experienced birders. We will have a limited number of binoculars to lend out, so please bring your own, if you have them.
Who is this for?
- General public
- Anyone interested in learning about their local watershed
What will you learn?
- How to locate and identify some local bird species
- Awareness of the connections between birds and watershed health
- Highlights of watershed concepts and watershed protection
- History and ecology of FDR Park and the Schuylkill Watershed
- Overview of the Master Watershed Steward Program
This event is being offered at no charge to participants.
Preregistration is required!