Volunteer in new ways at W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

sanctuaryHey, peeps! Love birds? There are new ways to immerse yourself in all things bird as you volunteer for the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station.

As one of North America’s premier research stations, the sanctuary educates the public about bird adaptations and agricultural ecology — but it isn’t a job only for the professionals. Leading visitors along the sanctuary’s educational trails is something volunteers can become experts on.

On September 8th, there will be a training for volunteers interested in learning how to lead guests on the Bird Adaptations trail. On September 20th, they will hold a training for volunteers who want to lead student groups on the Agriculture and Ecology trail. These trainings are appropriate for current KBS volunteers as well as newly interested, prospective volunteers.

Both trainings will take place from 9am to 12pm, and will be held at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, located at 12685 East C Avenue, Augusta, Michigan, 49012. Please RSVP in advance if you plan to attend (by September 16th for the Agriculture and Ecology training). To find more information about these volunteering opportunities, contact them at birdsanctuary@kbs.msu.edu, visit them online at birdsanctuary.kbs.msu.edu or call 269.671.2510.

The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is part of the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, which is Michigan State’s largest off-campus educational complex. KBS is a world-class research institute where students and faculty are working to understand and solve real-world environmental problems.

For nearly a hundred years, KBS has served as a liaison between Michigan State University and the public, providing the community with examples of science’s crucial role in sustaining natural and managed communities. To learn more about KBS, visit them online at kbs.msu.edu.