Sunday, June 21, 2009

IN BRIEF : Registration open for birding workshops

Morgan Hoover

June 21, 2009 8:57 AM

SANTA BARBARA Children can now register for birding workshops at Cachuma Lake County Park, which are being offered by Santa Barbara County Park Naturalists.

Kids Learn Birds will focus on teaching children aged 8-15 the difference between birds and mammals; how to study birds behavior; bird identification; what birds live in the area; and how to use birding tools.

There will be two sessions of two days each -- a Tuesday and a Thursday-- which are $15 per child. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon each day. The first session is June 23 and June 25, and the second session is June 30 and July 2.

The workshops comprise indoor and outdoor learning, as well as a pontoon boat trip during which children can bird watch. Family members older than four can join the boat outing for an additional fee.

Thirteen children will be accepted per session; call 688-4515 to register.

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