The Journey of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper
Sunday, December 16 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Scott Hecker will share with us this inspiring story of a project involving 500 children from 8 countries (Russia, Republic of Korea, Japan, mainland China, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Bangladesh) who worked together to produce an animated film about this highly endangered bird. Through their efforts and those of scientists cooperating across borders, the spoon-billed sandpiper has been brought back from the brink of extinction. Scott will show us the film and describe the scientific effort to save this small shorebird.
Scott is the Director of Bird Conservation/Shorebird Initiative at the International Conservation Fund of Canada. He lives in Temple, NH.
This is a program for families. Scott will introduce and show the film. Children can stay for the rest of his talk or do a craft activity related to bird conservation. We will finish by 4pm.
Admission is free for Mariposa members and children, regular museum admission ($8) for non-member adults.