News Release 252

Wings over Weston event planned May 7 and 8 at Weston Bend State Park

Volume 38-252 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Sue Holst
573-751- 6510

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., APRIL 22, 2010 -- Learn about birds and their importance to the environment May 7-8 at Weston Bend State Park near Weston.  The two special days of activities are sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

On Friday, May 7, classes from several local schools will be at the park to get hands-on experience learning about birds. The day will include demonstrations with live birds, various educational stations covering the topics of migratory songbirds and avian habitat, touch tables and a guided bird hike. On Saturday, May 8, there will be similar activities from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the general public as well as a wild bird presentation by Operation Wildlife.

This event is being co-sponsored by Audubon Missouri, Burroughs Audubon, the city of Weston and the Missouri Department of Conservation.

For more information, contact Weston Bend State Park at 816-640-5443 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For information on state parks and historic sites, visit us on the Web at mostateparks.com

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