Lake Hills to Host Bird Festival on October 13

2012-10-12T13:17:00Z Lake Hills to Host Bird Festival on October 13CONTRIBUTED BY BETSY KOHN | MICHIGAN CITY SCHOOLS
October 12, 2012 1:17 pm  • 

MICHIGAN CITY | Lake Hills STEM Magnet School, 201 Ferguson Road, invites families, neighbors, and members of the community to attend its Bird Festival on Saturday, October 13, from 9-11 a.m.

The event is free, and it will feature exhibits and special activities by the Audubon Society, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, the Lubeznik Art Center, the Izaak Walton League and many others.

According to Lake Hills STEM Coordinator Shelley Deutscher, Bird Festival visitors will be "banded" as they enter the event, to simulate bird banding that scientists perform to track migration patterns. Both children and adults can then try their hand at a bird-related craft, learn about bird feeding, take a hike to see local birds and their habitats, and view live birds that will be on display (including pigeons, chickens, geese, ducks, and others, courtesy of area 4-H Clubs).

Special thanks to the following individuals/organizations, which are taking part in the Festival or are donating materials and expertise!

  • 4-H Pigeon Club
  • 4-H Poultry Club
  • Brandt's Emporium
  • Cub Scouts
  • Friends of Indiana Dunes
  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Indiana Turkey Federation
  • International Friendship Gardens
  • Izaak Walkton League, Chapter 7
  • Lake Hills Student Council
  • Lake HIlls Life Skills Club
  • Lubeznik Center for the Arts
  • Pioneer Lumber
  • Potawatomi Audubon Society
  • Purdue North Central Vet Club
  • St. Joe Parks
  • Safe Harbor
  • Wild Birds Unlimited
  • Wendy Smith, environmental educator
  • Sandra Wilmore, bird banding expert

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