Suggested Group Craft
Cold weather is the time for us to take better care of our feathered friends with things like these Cardboard Tube Bird Feeders. They are inexpensive and easy to make so have the kids make a lot of them and watch the birds flock to your yards.
Completing the Bird Sanctuary Volunteer Patch Program® is a suggested prerequisite for earning your Bird Advocate Patch. Your volunteer experience will help provide you with the knowledge needed to advocate for birds. You can also opt to complete the Sanctuary Volunteer patch requirements during the time you earn this volunteer patch.
Scientists believe there is a reduction in migratory song birds due to a reduction in their habitats during migration. Their migration routes are called flyways. By choosing to protect birds in your community you will also be protecting birds from all over North and South America.
Requirement 2: Do It!
Choose a bird issue to advocate for. Some ideas:
- Make your neighborhood bird-friendly.
- Get more volunteers for a sanctuary.
- Raise money for a bird issue (your organization may not allow you to raise funds, check first.)
- Educate people about responsible bird ownership.
Who do you want to reach? Some ideas:
- Your Family
- Your Neighbors
- Politicians — Helpful link: How to Contact Your Elected Officials
- Your Classmates
- Your Fellow Worshipers
- Other Groups or Organizations
How will you reach them? Helpful link: How to Advocate for Your Cause
- Talk to them. Consider wearing a button as a conversation starter.
- Hand out flyers. Consider setting up a booth to collect donations if allowed.
- Hang tags on doors and mail boxes.
- Make posters.
- Reach out with social media such as Facebook.
- Send a press release to your local newspaper or school newspaper. Helpful link: How to write a press release.
Always remember to thank those who helped with your advocacy program.
Ways to say Thank You:
- Thank the community as a whole on social media.
- Give certificates of appreciation.
Discuss Your Advocacy Project
- Do you think your service project advanced the welfare of birds?
- Will you continue?
- What else can you do to promote bird welfare in your community?
Congratulations you have earned the Bird Advocate patch! The patch can be purchased from our partner site MakingFriends®.com.
You can become an Animal Welfare Advocate by earning all 5 animal advocate level patches.
Does this give you any ideas for becoming a Bird Delegate.
See all our current Advocate level Patch Program®s:
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Note: Many of the links provided to assist with completing our Patch Program®s are external and do not imply an endorsement or recommendation. At the time of publication, external content was vetted to the best of our ability. Your views and ideas may vary and we do not intend for you to substitute our opinions for yours. Research the topic thoroughly before beginning a project. As always, make sure children access the internet only under safe-surfing conditions.