Environmental education is a vital part of conservation which not only helps us to understand why protecting the environment is important, but encourages problem solving, creativity, and a deeper connection with the people and places that surround us.
The Migratory Shorebirds Education kit supports conservation teaching and learning through a range of resources for all ages, experience, and abilities.
BirdLife Australia and its affiliates have developed a suite of educational materials that give children and adults alike the knowledge and skills to promote shorebird conservation in Australia and across the East Asian Australasian Flyway (EAAF).
See the individual resources descriptions below to learn more.
The Wing Thing (Shorebirds) is aimed at children from ages 5-12 and can be used in a home or classroom setting due to its variety of group and solo activities.
The identification booklet and posters are an excellent resource for anyone interested in improving their Bird Identification skills- no matter their age or experience. They can be used in an educational setting to teach reference, identification, survey, and other fieldwork skills. The booklet can also be used in the field during surveys to improve your skills in real-time.
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Far Eastern Curlews are the largest of the world’s shorebirds, and are 'Critically Endangered'. With an impressive long bill
Bar-tailed Godwits are large waders and world record holders for non-stop flight. Bar-tailed Godwits arrive in Australia each year in August.
The Wood Sandpiper is a small slim wader, dark grey-brown above, with light flecks or spots, and a white underbody. The light breast is mottled as well.