Creating Bird Ambassadors in an Urban Latino Community
Patterson Park Audubon Center is creating Bird Ambassadors in an urban Latino community in southeast Baltimore City. Collaborating with Mis Raices, a Spanish-language parent group from the Patterson Park Public Charter School, Audubon's bilingual education staff will develop a comprehensive program to connect Latinos and migratory birds, who share similar travel routes along the Americas. The interactive project will build knowledge around priority bird species and their habitat needs, Audubon's habitat gardens in Patterson Park, bird identification and observation, and the creation of habitat in urban backyards. Through this project, participants will become knowledgeable ambassadors for birds in an urban landscape, and they will increase Baltimore's bird- and insect-friendly native plants by planting habitat at home. This project will be led by Susie Creamer.