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The Migrating Avocet

The Migrating Avocet

Kansas Wetlands Education Center - July 28 10:30 a.m. - All Ages

Mandy Kern from Kansas Wetlands Education Center 

 Ava is an American Avocet, a breed of shorebird who leaves her winter home in the Gulf of Mexico and travels 1,000 miles to stay for a season at the largest wetland complex in the interior of the United States.  Cheyenne Bottoms, in the middle of Kansas, is home to millions of birds who stop during their annual migrations in the spring and fall, as well as a diverse population of wildlife who make a home there year-round.  As Ava meets her mate and starts a family, readers are introduced to one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet.  Ava: A Year of Adventure in the Life of an American Avocet was written by Kansas Wetlands Education Center Program Specialist Mandy Kern.  A free copy of the children's book will be handed out to each family in attendance.  Mandy will read the story and have a couple of hands-on activities to go along with the story.

 

Date:
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Time:
10:30am - 11:15am
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Children's Department
Categories:
  All Ages     Children  

Event Organizer

Amy Mayhill