Families can learn how to become citizen scientists and participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. This interactive program for families (and geared toward middle school-age kids) will show you how you can tally the birds that you see in your own backyard.
Anyone can participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, whether you are a beginner or advanced birder. Just 15 minutes of time is required on the weekend of Feb. 15-16.
Dress for the weather, bring binoculars and bird feed guides to help gather data.
9 to 11:30 a.m. Free. At the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area, 2360 Highway D, St. Charles, MO 63304. For reservations call 636-441-4554.
More information: www.mdc.mo.gov