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Kids & Birds is an environmental education program for Q'eqchi' Maya primary school students, a 4-day learning experience on site at our agroecology center.   This program focuses on schools within two Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in the cloud forest region of the central highlands.  The learning experience includes:

-Cornell Lab's Kids & Bird Sleuth program, 10 lessons on birds

- Birding

- Bio-acoustic record of sounds of nature in the forest

- Stream ecology

- Tree planting: reforestation of fragmented clcoud forest.

- Art fun: drawing & coloring bird.

Students return home with a sense of wonder about their cloud forest home & a conversation ethic to protect the cloud forest.

Special Matching Gift Challenge:

In 2018, CCFC is hosting a total of 1,200 primary school students on its campus, for a total cost of $30,000, which includes  4 days room and board, teachers, curriculum and one of the most amazing out door class rooms in the world. 

This program has received a generous matching gift challenge of $15,000.  

Make a contribution to this special Kids & Birds program now and your gift will be doubled.

-$62.50 sponsors a day of Kids & Birds for a classroom

-$250 sponsors a 4-day session for a class

$1,800 sponsors a month of Kids & Birds.

Because of you, Q'eqchi' Maya youth will learn a conservation ethic.

We greatly appreciate your support!

Kids & Birds is authorized by the Ministry of Education.