Family Bird Walks
December 5, 2015
Observe the birds of Central Park with Museum naturalist Noah Burg. Young explorers will begin their adventure by learning the tools and skills of observation using Museum specimens. Then we will head out to Central Park to identify the many bird species and habitats in our own backyard. Binoculars and bird guides are included. This program is recommended for families with children ages 4-10. Museum naturalist Noah Burg leads young explorers and their parents on a bird walk in central park. The program starts with hands-on instructions using Museum collections Burg helps participants identify the many bird species and habitats found in our own backyard.
Note: This program includes approximately 45 minutes of walking. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
About the leader:
Noah Burg has been interested in science since childhood where he spent his first few years of life growing up on the site of a nature preserve and experienced various injured wild animals that temporarily resided in his bathtub at home, the most memorable of which was a juvenile great horned owl. He has worked as and Educator at the American Museum of Natural History for the better part of a decade, where he has coordinated internship programs for middle and high school students. He is now a PhD candidate in Biology at the City University of New York, where he works on the phylogenetics and systematics of avian brood parasites both at Hunter College and at the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics at the American Museum of Natural History.