Southern Appalachian Raptor Research will offer the Big Bald Vacation Bird School (VBS) July 7 – 11, 2014. All rising 5th-7th graders who love birds and wildlife are encouraged to apply! This is the fourth season that students will gather on Big Bald Mountain to explore and learn the birds of the southern Appalachians. VBS is a`bird-brained’ science day-camp that provides a bird’s-eye view into the ecology of breeding birds. We spend loads of time outside in the mountain habitat, with daily expeditions that explore the science and natural history of bird communities using field guides, bird apps, training games, binoculars and bird banding.
Classroom studies include readings, creative writing and applied arts to better understand and appreciate the birds of the mountains. Scholarships may be available and space is limited. Please contact us with your questions and click here for 2014 registration materials. See YOU at VBS!!