UNIDOS POR LAS AVES PROGRAM & FLY HIGH BIRD CLUB PARTNERS WITH
ST. ANNES'S BELFIELD SCHOOL, LOCATED IN VIRGINIA, USA
Bridging the Americas
In a cross-cultural environmental education program where students learn and exchange information about the migratory birds that winter in La Tagua and return to Virginia each spring to breed.
We use the migratory birds to connect students with an easy-to-observe and inspirational part of nature, link them with their peers in another part of the world, and motivate them to be good stewards of the environment.
Students begin to understand the threats birds and their habitats face, and the importance of the actions we humans can take to protect them.
Both our students and our partner class from STAB, Virginia, learn from the Smithsonian’s booklets, as well as through the preparation and exchange of letters, artwork featuring migratory birds, photos, and other creative materials. We also plan a couple of video-calls between La Tagua & Virginia to enrich their cultural experience.
The program is made possible and coordinated by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (SMBC), based at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C.