The purpose of the Arboretum Avian
Education Program is to increase awareness and appreciation of
birds, and promote the conservation and creation of bird-friendly
habitat. Members of an advisory
committee help to develop bird-related programs for people
of all ages and to coordinate educational efforts with environmental
agenices and organizations throughout the community.
Source: Nick Kerlin
Activities include leading bird walks, banding birds, maintaining
feeding stations within the gardens, creating printed educational
materials, and providing indoor and outdoor lectures and workshops.
Outdoor activities are staged in the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens
or in the more distant portions of the Arboretum near Sunset Park.
Indoor activities are being conducted in the Forest Resources
Building until an education center is built in the Arboretum.
This program was made possible through an endowment from an anonymous
For more information about the Avian Education Program, please
Professor, Wildlife Resources
Ecosystem Science & Management
College of Agricultural Sciences
409 Forest Resources Building
University Park PA 16802