October 15: Accessible Bird Event

Join Upham Woods on Saturday, October 15th from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm for a free bird-focused day. We welcome people of all ages and ability levels to attend our accessible birding event at Upham Woods. Explore the trails at your own pace or join a guided activity. These activities are designed with access in mind, but if you would like to request additional accommodations, please email Rachael at lewandowskis@wisc.edu at least 10 days before the event.

 

 

 

  • 9-10:30 AM: Guided Birding: This guided bird hike will stay on flat hard-packed trails and wooden boardwalks and focus on identifying birds both by sight and by sound. Instructors will provide walking sticks, portable seating, and binoculars, and will stick to trails near buildings/restrooms for folks who need a break.
  • 11:00-12:30: Bird presentation: Join our indoor presentation as you learn about turkey vultures and meet “Uncle Butzie”. Chairs will be provided. This PowerPoint will include closed captions and a sign language interpreter upon request.
  • 1:30-3: Bird sensory exploration: Spend time exploring birds with different senses and at your own pace. There will be bird artifacts, like feathers and skulls, to touch, ipads to listen to bird sounds and binoculars for sight. Separate quiet rooms are available as needed.

If you would like to volunteer at this event, please email lewandowskis@wisc.edu. This free event was made possible through the UW-Madison Dean’s Innovation grant. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

We have reserved one all-terrain outdoor wheelchair (OWC) through Access Ability Wisconsin for this event. This chair can benefit many folks whether or not you use a wheelchair. People that have enjoyed using this chair include those who get tired, those with broken legs, people with balance concerns etc. Please contact us at least 10 days before the event if you would benefit from using the chair so we can determine if we need to reserve an additional chair. To learn more about Access Ability Wisconsin check out their website at: https://www.accessabilitywi.org/

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