Shawnlei Breeding, Audubon’s EagleWatch Manager, often gives presentations on Florida’s Bald Eagles and conservation in the Orlando community. However, one routine presentation turned into an exciting field trip when dozens of children had the opportunity to visit a nearby eagle nest thanks to Audubon EagleWatcher Jim Johnson. The inquisitive children learned all about the local eagle family and about why caring for the environment is good for all birds and people.
Engaging new, young, and diverse audiences is critical to Audubon’s mission of protecting birds and the places they need. As these children ended their field trip with a newfound excitement for Bald Eagles and natural Florida, we are reminded that we must engage our own friends and neighbors with our passion for conservation. As you enjoy this report, ask yourself: What are you doing to inspire others to care about the birds and places they need?