San Diego CA— Hawks, parrots, owls and reptiles will gather at Mission Bay Park to entertain a big audience at the expanded Family Day, part of San Diego Audubon’s 20th Annual Bird Festival. Hundreds of children and parents will flock to Family Day on Sunday, March 6, to get to know local wildlife in a new way and take in a larger footprint of interactive activities to engage minds of all ages.
Family Day offers more activities than ever for nature-loving families to learn about San Diego’s unique environment in a festive setting. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday participants can watch expert handlers showcase feathered friends, learn about San Diego’s native plants with the award-winning Ms. Smarty-Plants™, try imitating bird calls with the famous Bird Call Lady, and build a one-of-a-kind birdhouse to the tunes of the hit children’s band Hullabaloo. And that’s just a feathering of the fun expected this year.
“Because kids loved it so much in years past, we expanded this year’s Family Day with more interactive activities and opportunities for hands-on learning. It’s become one of the festival’s biggest highlights and the perfect way for children to learn and appreciate the environment in our own backyard,” says Jen Hajj, festival coordinator at San Diego Audubon. “We hope to see kids of all ages and their parents join us for a day of fun and unique experiences they won’t get anywhere else.”
San Diego County has more animals and plants on the endangered species list than any other county in the U.S. Soon, the future of our region’s wildlife will depend on our children and their relationship with the environment. At Family Day, parents have the opportunity to show their children that learning about and appreciating nature is as simple as cooking up a bird-friendly treat to hang in the backyard.
Family Day is open to the public, free of charge. For more information about Family Day and the 20th Annual San Diego Bird Festival, please click here. The complete festival runs from March 3 – 6.
For more information on San Diego Audubon, please visit sandiegoaudubon.org.