Talk about exhausting!
It can be difficult to get children that live over 500km from the nearest coastline to connect with waders and shorebirds! It is however rewarding when they realise that the loud and raucous Southern Lapwings on their local football field are also waders.
|Rocky the Piping Plover. (With Western Sandpiper.)
Sadly we only had one day available and only spoke to about a fifth of the students at the school, perhaps one day we will get the chance to return and talk to the rest.
|Claudio the principle, Erika an education specialist, me, one
of the students (in pink) Angelita who assisted us with the
organisation of the talks, our niece Mykaela and two of
Only when the last tree is cut down,
The last fish is dead and
The last river is polluted
Will man realise that he can't eat money.
We won't have been able to reach the hearts and minds of all these children who face a difficult future in a developing country, but if just one or two realise the possibilities and pleasures to be had from a lifelong interest in birds and natural history in general, then all the effort will have been worth it. Either way, as far as Wader Quest is concerned it was worth trying, and we will continue to do so as long as we can.
|Part of the Wader Quest fan club!
Birds in school project.
I love birds.
Elis and Rick Simpson my aunt and uncle.
The talk was about extinction of animals (birds). I`m really proud to have such an uncle, because a life without this inoffensive little bird wouldn't be life, I think the work they are doing is very important, so: long live the birds!