YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City

April 1st, 2014
Oklahoma City, OK

The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City is planning an afterschool program at Capitol Hill Elementary School starting this spring. Partnering with a local wildlife organization, they’ll have weekly lessons on the birds native to the state, and the children will explore the area around their school and keep a journal of written and drawn observations while outdoors.

Staff will also work with participants and local library staff to obtain books on how to build a garden and what birds in the area like to eat so that the children can construct small portable gardens that will attract birds but can be moved inside in case of bad weather.

During a culminating Celebration Event, the children will showcase what they have learned through their work (journals, photographs and other media) for their schoolmates, faculty and family to view, and lead visitors on an exploration of the school grounds looking for birds!

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