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Science and Nature Program & Nature Explorers
January 12, 2:00 pm
Bird-Friendly Building Design
Millions of birds in North America fatally collide with windows each year. These collisions can happen on any building type—from single family homes to large urban towers—and primarily affect migrating songbirds. In collaboration with the American Bird Conservancy, Pittsburgh-based architect and avian conservationist, Nick G Liadis, will explore why bird-window collisions occur and how good design and architecture can help birds safely navigate around buildings and cities. After the lecture, we will head outside for a brief bird walk.
Birds have a hard time seeing windows as solid objects, but we can help them out. Discover ways you can help save birds as they migrate twice a year. Create your very own bird-friendly window cling and contribute to a mural in this hands-on exploration of bird-friendly windows! After the activity we will rejoin the adults for a short walk outside.