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Introduction to Bird Language with Jon Young and Kathleen Lockyer

May 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Bird Language is an ancient skill that people have used to help them survive and thrive for thousands of years. The birds are the “newsfeed” of the ecosystem—they tell us where water, food, safety, or danger is. We can learn to understand this language.

Over the last 30 years, we have proven the effectiveness, accessibility and love of this practice among all ages, from preschool children to young adults and elders. It is the fastest gateway to nature connection for all ages.

Join us at beautiful Lake Merritt, designated as a wildlife refuge for migrating birds since 1869. Together, we will practice nature connection through an experiential workshop that activates all of our senses to understand what the birds are telling us — far beyond bird watching.

Spend an afternoon mindfully tuning into the “five voices” of the birds and the meaning behind various flight patterns. In small groups, create maps of the activity in the area, revealing the “story of the day” as the birds tell us what is happening in this ecosystem on a profound level.


May 20, 2018
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Lake Merritt
Oakland, CA United States