We are thrilled to announce that “Wild Bird Explore,” designed to help visitors cultivate an appreciation for wild birds and their importance to the ecosystem, is now open!
Wild Bird Explore
Wild Bird Explore features a series of interactive exhibits, including streaming videos of bird releases and hospital activities, Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology eBird kiosk which allows birders to record data into the eBird system and help identify birding hotspots locally, a children’s “build-a-bird” puzzle section, interactive bird migration maps, bird anatomy, featuring x-rays, articulated skeletons, and many more.
The exhibits are open to the public for self-giuded tours, docent-led tours available at scheduled times, and informal field trips for class visits, and formal field trips as part of the Bird Center’s overall Education Program.
"I install similar exhibits all over the country. The difference between this job (at the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center) and others is the staff - I can see that all the staff here take their jobs very seriously and they are people-oriented. They are not just animal people; they are people people. We had fun and laughed together and they were very kind to us. We had a blast!”–Ray Graham, Malone Design & Fabrication - Decatur, GA
When I first started at the Bird Center more than a year ago, I knew that the Board's vision was to create a state-of-the-art organization with a world class educational program. Wild Bird Explore is world class. We were already attracting partnerships with universities, the local school district and other wildlife rehabilitation teaching centers but with the addition of our new education center, the sky's the limit - thanks to an amazing team and a forward-thinking Board!–Janeen Simon, Executive Director FKWBC
Visit Wild Bird Explore and it’s new, technology-driven permanent exhibits, now open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, and is located at the Mission Wild Bird facility, 92080 Overseas Highway in Tavernier. To learn more, visit our new Wild Bird Explore page, and #KeepThemFlying!
FKWBC Team, 2015Share