[Mnbird] Bird Walks with Youth Birders

Amy Simso Dean mamabirdmn at gmail.com
Mon May 2 09:06:29 CDT 2016

Hello, Paul is graciously letting me promote a fundraiser held by some of my youth birding kids.

6 kids from the Burroughs Birders youth birding club are offering 5 bird walks this spring/summer. 

Location: Veteran’s park in Richfield
10 spots available each day.
Sign up, see dates and details <https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12Z6XQtxBV80buXqID781VwVa2GDbYaWPDUmbtLQD2GI/edit#gid=0>.

I will be along on every walk helping the kids in their roles as guides. And I’ll have plenty of binoculars available.

Maybe you know a family with a kid who is interested in birding. 
Maybe you know a kid you want to get interested in birding. 
Or, maybe you just think it’s fun to bird with a kid.

What’s the fundraiser for?
These kids are on also on a Destination Imagination team at their school.

This year this team of seven 5th graders…
- Won 1st in their division at the regional tournament
- Took home the Davici prize for creativity at regionals
- Won 1st place at their state tournament 
- Earned the change to compete at the global tournament. 
-This is the first time an elementary team from Minneapolis has ever gone to globals.

They wrote a skit that solved a mystery, did it all in black-and-white and in rhyme for a jazz-age concept, and built an electro-magnate. Plus they had to solve a instant challenge on the spot, working as a team.

What is Destination Imagination (DI)?
In DI, student teams solve team challenges with no adult input. This hands-on system of learning fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning. 

Thank you and Happy Birding,
Amy Simso Dean

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