Sept. 28 Floating Classroom helped connect families with common bird species in the region, issues they face
More than 60 people participated on Tuesday, Sept. 28, in the final Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association Floating Classroom program of the 2021 season.
Aboard Williamsport's Hiawatha Paddleboat, members of the Lycoming Audubon Society shared a wide assortment of facts, identification tips and birdwatching pointers during the hour-long cruise.
Bruce Buckle led an identification presentation and game on the lower level of the cruise, while Dan Brauning spoke upstairs on how to properly use binoculars, find and ID bird species and empowered kids and their families to search for birds during the float. Both presentations talked about some of the threats our bird species face along our waterways.
As with our previous Floating Classrooms, Otto's Bookstore offered a wide assortment of theme and age-appropriate books and other goodies as a way to extend the learning process of the session.
Below, you'll find a video overview and photo gallery from the program.
John Zaktansky is an award-winning journalist and avid promoter of the outdoors who loves camping, kayaking, fishing and hunting with the family.