Get up close and personal with the inner workings of the birds of Stanley Park! Examine the fascinating mechanics of muscle, bone, and feather as you dissect wings and tails to prepare taxidermy spreads with experienced guide and taxidermy teacher, Celina Starnes. Help build the Society’s specimen collection for educational programming. We have a variety of birds collected in Stanley Park and the region. This includes song birds and birds of prey. These animals were found dead. Open to ages 18+.
This program will meet at the Stanley Park Pavilion (located near the Stanley Park Bus Loop and Rose Garden) Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of the program.
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**All participants must pre-register for this program – NO DROP-INS ARE ALLOWED. Fees for this program are based on a sliding scale - you choose what you pay!
*****Cancellation policy – We are aiming to be accommodating for refunds due to sickness to keep everyone healthy, but the number of recent cancellations is impacting our capacity to run these programs. If you must cancel, please let us know if you need a refund or if you are able to help us offer affordable programs for the public (we will continue to seek ways of subsidizing programs in this changing economic climate as well!)
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We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and help steward is the unceded and traditional territories of the (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and / (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Since time immemorial, Coast Salish peoples have lived reciprocally with the land, harvesting and cultivating foods and medicines and practicing ceremony. The abundance of these lands and waters, which enables us to live, work, and play here today, is a result of the past and on-going stewardship and advocacy of the Coast Salish peoples.