Press Release 4/6/18

(Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library, in collaboration with the Kent Conservation Commission, will present the program Year of the Bird: How You Can Be A Bird Buddy in Kent! geared to Pre-K through grade 3, on Wednesday, April 18 at 10:30 a.m. in the Library’s Junior Room. Laurie Doss, a science teacher at Marvelwood School will teach participants how to identify ten species of birds found in Kent by sight and sound. Then learn how to help scientists learn where all the birds in Kent are found. This will be done by contributing observations to the Connecticut Bird Atlas Projects and/or helping to band birds as part of Kent Land Trust and Marvelwood School’s research projects on birds. Then learn how to create a “Bird Bed & Breakfast” for the backyard and/or on land trust property to be a “Bird Buddy” to all the birds that raise their families in Kent or stop for a short time in the spring and fall.

At the end of the program children will test their knowledge learned in the program with an indoor scavenger hunt for birds and their calls. Emerging young ornithologists (scientists who study birds) will take home an activity book about local birds and a 2 bird-friendly plants donated by the Kent Greenhouse.

The presentation is geared to Pre-K through grade 3, but open to all ages! It is not a drop off. Please register. Bring an empty milk or orange juice cardboard carton for the cool bird craft! For more information, call 860-927-3761 or go to our online calendar at