Mary Kay Salwey contacted me about finding an avid birder to volunteer at a youth event coming up Friday, May 14, in Beaver Dam. This would be a great opportunity to get 4th and 5th graders excited about birds. Please contact her directly at marykay.salwey@xxxxxxxxxxxxx - see below for details). Thanks! Karen Karen Etter Hale, Executive Secretary Madison Audubon Society 222 S Hamilton St, Suite 1 Madison, WI 53703-3201 608/255-BIRD (2473) /--Making Time for Birds/ *********** I'm seeking an avid birder who's willing to work at the Bird Identification Teaching Station at the Wisconsin Outdoor Education Youth Expo located on the Dodge County Fairgrounds (east of Beaver Dam on Hwy 33) on Friday, May 14. Would anyone be willing to help out during the busy times (about 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) on that Friday? Bill Volkert, his naturalist assistant Liz Herzmann, and our Wildlife Educator/Wildlife Technician from Ladysmith, Chris Cold, will be teaching that station, but we'd really like another experienced birder to help out because Friday is the busiest of the two days. There are 2,235 kids registered on Friday (and 1,010 registered on Thursday). I would give a volunteer all the details, and can reimburse the person for mileage, too. Lunch, beverages and snacks are provided free to all workers. I know this is a very busy time of year for birders, but this is a super event for 4th & 5th graders. It's now in its 5th year. If anyone would like to view a short video of the event, you can visit www.wisexpo.com and click on "Watch Expo 2". You'll see Chris Cold handling one of his raptors toward the end of the video. Please let me know if anyone can help us out this year. A picture may be worth a thousand words, But an outdoor experience is worth a thousand pictures! Make a difference! Mary Kay Salwey, Ph.D. State Wildlife Education Program Administrator Bureau of Wildlife Management Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources phone: (608) 685-3744 e-mail: marykay.salwey@xxxxxxxxxxxxx address: Buffalo County Courthouse, Room B-3 P.O. Box 8 Alma, WI 54610 #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.