Audubon Society of Greater Denver and Children’s Hospital Colorado South Campus Bird Feeder Dedication
Highlands Ranch, CO - The Audubon Society of Greater Denver (ASGD) is partnering with Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) South Campus for a unique program to connect children to nature through bird watching. On Thursday, March 22 at 1:00pm, the Audubon Society of Greater Denver will be hosting a bird feeder ribbon cutting ceremony at Children’s Colorado South Campus. ASGD is donating two bird feeders and Denver bird identification guides to the hospital for the enjoyment of the patients and their parents.
“It has been proven that a connection with nature provides many health benefits. Since birds are everywhere, and are easily attracted to bird feeders, they provide a great first connection to our local wildlife without having to travel. Birding is relaxing and a great stress reliever,” said Karl Brummert, Executive Director at the Audubon Society of Greater Denver.
Brummert added, “Spending time with children, really getting to know the birds who share the habitats in our community, is a wonderful pastime for families. Any habitat and any season is good for birdwatching. Even watching bird behavior can provide great enjoyment.”
Volunteers from the Audubon Society of Greater Denver will be available on select days in the waiting rooms at the hospital to assist visitors with identifying the birds that visit the feeders in the courtyard and talking about why birds are an important part of our environment.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Audubon Society of Greater Denver and bring a unique and educational activity to our South Campus location. We appreciate their expertise, passion and generosity to make this opportunity possible for our patients, families and staff,” said Christy Dobson, director of Corporate and Community Relations at Children’s Colorado.
The ribbon cutting ceremony will be hosted by Children’s Colorado South Campus in Highlands Ranch. We invite guests to join us on Thursday, March 22 at 1:00pm for the event. The ribbon cutting will be a perfect kickoff to the first week of spring.