Plants Talk – Birds Listen
Children’s Activities – Free Download
Children will gain knowledge about native plants at the same time that teachers and parents will learn about the benefit of native plant habitats in schoolyards and backyards. Teachers and parents are encouraged to start native plant gardens with their children and have them certified. As human populations and development increase, birds are losing native breeding and wintering habitats; moreover, migrating species are losing their stopping spots where they refuel. Since 1970 three billion birds have been lost, approximately 90% from 12 bird families (mostly sparrows, warblers, finches and swallows). The purpose of the booklet is to provide fun learning activities where children gain an understanding of ways to restore native plant habitats for birds.