News Release 101

Learn about migratory birds March 27 at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park

Volume 38-101 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Sue Holst
573-751- 6510

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., MARCH 5, 2010 -- Celebrate Migratory Bird Day with fun-filled activities for the whole family March 27 at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in Wildwood. The event, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, will be held from noon to 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Learn all about these amazing animals from their beaks to the tips of their feathers and discover how they have adapted to survive in Missouri and around the world. Participate in a variety of different activities and explore the exhibit hall in the park's visitor center. The activities will reflect the 2010 International Migratory Bird Day theme of The Power of Partnerships. Participants will learn about partnerships that make bird conservation successful and discover what individuals can do to make a difference for the world's migratory birds. Activities and crafts will make this event fun for the whole family.

Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park is located 20 miles west of St. Louis on Highway BA, between U.S. 40 and Highway 100 in Wildwood. For more information contact the park directly at 636-458-3813 or call the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800 379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at