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Chesapeake Bay Field Office Connects Kids With Nature at Local Bay Days Event
Northeast Region, June 2, 2011
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Osprey pair, USFWS
Osprey pair, USFWS - Photo Credit: n/a
Chick entangled in fishing line, Pete McGowan USFWS
Chick entangled in fishing line, Pete McGowan USFWS - Photo Credit: n/a
Osprey adults, Pete McGowan USFWS
Osprey adults, Pete McGowan USFWS - Photo Credit: n/a

On June 2, 2011 Chesapeake Bay Field Office's Peter McGowan attended and presented at Kennard Elementary School's (Centerville, MD) Bay Days event, a week-long environmental program dedicated to teaching students about the Chesapeake Bay (both cultural and ecological). Mr. McGowan presented five 50-minute presentations entitled Osprey: life history and threats (past and present) in the Chesapeake Bay. The presentation includes a video developed by Chesapeake Bay Field Office documenting the chronological timeline of a single osprey nest including nest building, egg laying, incubation, hatching, and fledging.

 

This is the 4th year Mr. McGowan has participated in the Bay Days event and his presentation is always well received by the students and teachers alike with many questions asked by the students. The presentation includes numerous pictures, facts, and the use of an osprey mount showing fishing line entanglement, a serious threat that many waterbirds face. Continued and increased participation by Chesapeake Bay Field Office staff in the Bay Days event is expected.

 

For more information contact:

Peter McGowan

410-573-4523  

peter_c_mcgowan@fws.gov

 


Contact Info: Kathryn Reshetiloff, 410-573-4582, kathryn_reshetiloff@fws.gov



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