What's planned for the family fun days?
Plenty of family-friendly activities will be happening at each site:
Birdwatching tours, bird ringing displays, story hour, ‘young scientist’ sessions on magnetism and migration, compass making workshops, silent disco, bird-themed activities, games and puzzles, and so much more…
Mini-Birdathon for Families - Between 10:00-12:00, families will work as a team to to identify as many bird species of birds as possible and win great prizes!
Award of prizes will take place at 12:30.
Mini-birdathon registration will be available at the information stand at each of the three sites.
Birdwatching Tours - Small group tours led by a professional birdwatcher. On the tour you will get to know the birds at the site with the help of a special guidebook that will be provided free of charge. Free binocular rental available. Pre-registration is a must.
Observation through Binoculars - At this station we will learn about the world of birds and migration, and learn how to use binoculars. Free binocular rental available at the event entrance, deposit required.
This event will be held every half hour starting from 10:00.
Bird Ringing Tutorials – At the ringing station, birds get a special band attached to their foot before being released back into nature so that researchers can track them. A great opportunity to meet normally-shy songbirds up-close.
Bird ringing at 10:00, 11:00, and 12:00.
Storytelling - Birds have intrigued humans since time immemorial and have been the subject of many legends. Storyteller Harel Chen will recount some of these stories, accompanied by musical instruments.
This event will be held every half hour starting from at 10:00
Young Scientists - We will learn how birds can migrate thousands of miles without getting lost and learn about their special connection to the Earth's magnetic field. Includes magnetism demonstrations. This is a fun and enjoyable way to explore our planet’s magnetic forces.
Young Scientist hours: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30.
Build Your Own Compass Workshop - Each family will create a migration compass! Experiment with magnetic forces. Make a compass to understand how birds migrate in the autumn and spring.
Silent Disco - Wearing sound-neutralizing headphones, we will embark on a journey with a young crane looking for its family. With the help of its various winged friends along the migratory route, we help it return to the correct migratory path. An experience full of bright and chirpy fun!
Silent Disco times: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30.
All sites are accessible to people with disabilities
Admission to all activities is FREE, subject to advance registration