World Migratory Bird Day to be celebrated at Flour Bluff Wetlands

Flour Bluff ISD and Friends of Redhead Pond will host an event for World Migratory Bird Day at the Flour Bluff School Wetlands Saturday.

Friends of Redhead Pond is a nonprofit enhancing and maintaining the Redhead Pond Wildlife Management Area, and promoting environmental stewardship throughout the Flour Bluff community.

The event is paid for by a grant from H-E-B.

Wetland Ambassadors, sixth graders from FBISD in the oceans program, have been preparing for several weeks to give tours to the public, said oceans program teacher Katie Doyle.

Friends of Redhead Pond and Flour Bluff ISD are hosting a World Migratory Bird Day event Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The free event will be held at the Flour Bluff School Wetlands.

“At the event, Master Naturalists will be on hand to answer questions and give binocular demonstrations,” Doyle said. “All guests will be able to take home a bag of native seed that can be planted in their own backyard. In addition, young bird watchers will be able to create a bird mask and take home bird coloring pages.”

FBISD’s oceans program is a hands-on elective in environmental science that gives students an overview of the marine environment and relationships within it. The program also teaches students how to collect, identify and classify marine life and provides students an opportunity to compare and contrast body structures of animals related to function, classification and adaptation.

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