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Birds in my CultureA BirdNote Education Kit for World Migratory Bird DayWorld Migratory Bird Day

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Birds in my Culture2Environment for the Americas (EFTA), home of World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is a non-prot organization that focuses on educating diverse populations about migratory bird conservation. Each year, EFTA hires and mentors over 50 youth of color to work in multicultural communities promoting bird conservation. In addition, we distribute over 70,000 conservation-focused educational pieces, printed in both English and Spanish, to youth and their families. Birds connect us with the joy and wonder of nature. BirdNote is a non-prot organization that transports listeners out of the daily grind and into the natural world by telling vivid, sound-rich stories about birds and the challenges they face. As listeners tune in to the lives of birds and their connection with nature deepens, listeners are inspired to care about the natural world – and take steps to protect it.Birds in my Culture is an educational program designed to provide librarians (and other educators) the tools they need to guide participants in learning about migratory birds and the threats they face. Using BirdNote audio as the central tool to connect youth to birds, participants will be provided with a variety of information and activities, culminating in the creation of their own BirdNote stories. e concentration on public libraries stems from their goals towards equity, diversity, and inclusion. Spanish translations of BirdNote transcripts as well as bilingual educational materials will be included in the curriculum to share with participants and their families.A general outline of your plan should include:1. Identify a librarian or other educator to lead the program2. Identify your audience- the curriculum targets diverse youth, ages 6-113. Using this guide, determine what you need to make your program successful, including logistical support (if needed)© Gregg ompson

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How to Tell a Story: Scripts vs. InterviewsACTIVITY 13Get StartedTo participate in this activity, it is important that the audience have a basic understanding of what an audio recording is. If necessary, please explain the concept of an audio recording and how it diers from a visual recording.Set UpSelect a location within the library where noise is limited and the audience can easily hear each recording. Prepare a blank Venn diagram that will be easily visible and accessible to all participants throughout the duration of the program. It is a useful reference for upcoming activities. e Teacher’s Storytelling Activity Guide on page 4 provides additional setup instructions and tips.Discussion and Guide• Introduce scripted BirdNote recordings by playing the clip “Migration: Innate or Learned?” found at the following link:• Aer listening to “Migration: Innate or Learned,” discuss what the participants heard in the clip. Refer to the activity guide on page 4 for sample questions. Fill out Venn diagram as you go, focusing primarily on “dierences” for now.• Introduce BirdNote interviews by playing the clip “Birds and Bird Conservation Matter,” found at the following link:• Aer listening to “Birds and Bird Conservation Matter,” discuss what the participants heard in the clip. Refer to the activity guide on page 4 for sample questions. Fill out Venn diagram as you go, focusing primarily on “dierences” for now.• Once the dierences between scripts and interviews are clearly identied, discuss similarities. It is okay to make changes to the diagram as the similarities and dierences become clear.• Elaborate as needed to convey to participants that ultimately, there isn’t one correct way to tell a story.Ages: 8 -Adult Young children should be accompanied by an adult or supervisor to assist with the activity.ObjectiveTo identify similarities and dierences between scripted storytelling and interview-stylestorytelling.Time30 minutesMaterialsBirdNote audio clips, audio equipment, writing utensils and space to create a group Venn diagram (chalk board, dry erase board, large paper, etc).Transcripts of each BirdNote clip are available in both English and Spanish in the appendix of the booklet.Teach participants about both birds and storytelling, using the two BirdNote clips listed below. e rst clip provides an example of a scripted clip, while the second clip provides an example of an interview. Aer listening to each recording, come together as a group to create a Venn diagram comparing the similarities and dierences between scripted recordings and interview-style recordings.

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Teacher’s Activity Guide to Storytelling:Scripts vs. InterviewsRemember: BirdNote Audio Clips move quickly. You may need to play each clip multiple times for participants to compare the two. You may also refer to the written transcripts available in the AppendixSample Venn DiagramClip 1 Questions– “Migration: Innate or Learned?” • How many people did you hear talking in this clip? Answer: 1 person Clip 2 Questions– “Birds and Bird Conservation Matter” • How many people did you hear talking in this clip? Answer: 2 people Clip 1 & 2 Questions– Comparing Similarities • Did you hear sounds other than human voices in Clip 1 and/or Clip 2? Answer: Yes, both• Did it sound like the speakers practiced in Clip 1 and/or Clip 2? Answer: Yes, both• Did both clips provide interesting information? Answer: Yes, bothBoth scripted talks and interviews are excellent methods of telling a story4SCRIPTS(List dierences in this area)INTERVIEWS(List dierences in this area)SCRIPTS & INTERVIEWS(List similarities in this area)AQ

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Birds in My CultureACTIVITY 25Get Startedis activity involves pulling examples of birds from participants’ lives. Younger children should work with a parent or supervisor to assist them through the activity and helping brainstorm scenarios and characters that are easy for the child to talk about.Set UpSelect a location within the library where noise is limited and the audience can easily hear each recording. Each participant needs a worksheet and a writing utensil.Discussion and Guide• Introduce the role of birds in our everyday lives by playing the BirdNote clip “If It Weren’t for Birds,” found at the following link:• Aer listening to the clip, have participants direct their attention to their worksheets. Discuss the examples provided of where we live birds are commonly seen. Have participants draw or write examples from their own lives of where they have seen birds.• Introduce the role of birds within our society by playing the BirdNote clip “Big Bird-America’s Favorite Flightless Bird” found at the following link: ightless-bird• Aer listening to the clip, have participants direct their attention to their worksheets. Discuss the examples provided of where we see birds in our culture. Have participants draw or write examples bird characters or mascots they can think of from their own lives.• Finally, ask participants to circle the birds and locations they could most easily tell a story about from their lives. In the next activity, they will use these ideas to create their own BirdNote recording.Ages 8 -AdultObjectiveFor participants to recognize how frequently birds appear in their own lives. From those examples, they should begin brainstorming ideas for their own BirdNote recording.Time30 minutesMaterialsBirdNote audio, Birds in My Culture Worksheet, writing utensils .Transcripts of each BirdNote clip are available in both English and Spanish in the appendix of the booklet.Aid participants in recognizing what role birds play in their personal lives and cultures, fromexperiences with live birds (in nature or as pets) to popular bird characters appearing ontelevision, in games, as mascots, etc.

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Birds in My CultureWorksheetYard ZooHiking Pet ShopWhere have you seen or interacted with birds?Where have you seen birds in popular culture?Write or draw your answers hereWrite or draw your answers here6

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Record Your Own BirdNoteACTIVITY 37Get StartedSpark creativity by encouraging participants to tell any stories they may have regarding birds or explain why it is so important to help them. Be sure parents are guiding kids along with the activity if help is needed.Set UpSelect a location within the library where noise is limited and the audience can easily hear the BirdNote and create their own recording. A separate room may be required when recording to eliminate all distraction and background noise. Participants will require access to a recording device, such as a cell phone or a computer, to create their own BirdNote recording.Discussion and Guide• Begin by playing the BirdNote recording “e Midway Project,” which not only touches on plastic pollution, but involves the interview of artist, Chris Jordan. Find the recording at the following link:• Participants should then work with parents or in pairs to create their own BirdNotes. Depending on the age of the participant, they may either create a recording in interview style, or come up with their own script.• To prepare, participants should rst write down their ideas as a rough dra or outline.• Each participant should begin their recording with: 1. eir name 2. eir age 3. Where they are from• From there, participants should be given the option to use their creativity when recording, as prizes will be given to the top three BirdNote submissions. However, if guidance is needed, suggested prompts are available on page 8. • Recordings should be 30 seconds to one minute in length. Have participants practice with their partner or parent before recording begins. It may help to set a timer to help the participant gauge how long they will have to record.• If time allows, participants may share their recordings with the group once recording is completed.Ages: 8 -Adult All children should be accompanied by an adult or supervisor to help with the recording and guide them through questions.Objective• To check the participants’ knowledge about what they learned today.• To inspire creativity and abstract thinking in relation to birds.• To deepen participants’ connection to birds in day-to- day life. Time45-60 minutesMaterialsVoice Record app, paper, pencilsTranscripts of the BirdNote clip are available in both English and Spanish in the appendix of the booklet.Participants will have the opportunity to create their own BirdNote recording. Aer listening to one nal BirdNote audio, they will use a recording app on a cell phone or computer to explore their connection to birds. e activity will allow participants to recognize what role birds play in their lives, how plastic pollution is impacting wildlife and what changes can be made to support the birds.

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RECORD YOUR VOICE8Android: Easy Voice RecorderiPhone: Voice Memos

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Audio Recording Prompts and Questions“ For BirdNote, I’m 9Begin each recording with your: ■ Name ■ Age ■ Where you are fromCheck your top 3 favorite questions or come up with your own bird-related ideas to talk about during your recording. On the backside of this sheet, write out the answers to your questions. You may use your paper read from during your recording if it helps you. Decide if you would like someone to interview you during your recording or if you would like to talk on your own. ☐ When do you see birds?☐ What are you doing when birds are nearby?☐ What’s your favorite kind of bird? Why?☐ Describe a day in the life of a bird.☐ One morning you look up in the sky and see thousands of birds ying to the north. What’s happening? How do you nd out?☐ What are your favorite birds from pop culture?☐ What would it feel like if your arms were wings and you could easily y through the sky?☐ Do you see more birds in nature or within society (TV, sports, games, etc)?☐ What have you learned today about plastic pollution and birds?☐ Do you try to reduce your impact on the environment?☐ What plastic item do you think you could live without?☐ What are some ways you think you could help birds?☐ If you could put words to a bird’s song, what do you think they are singing about?☐ What would you add to your backyard to improve a backyard bird habitat?☐ What do you think birds do to have fun?☐ Some birds dance or show o brightly colored feathers. If you were a bird what would your feathers look like? Would you have a special dance?☐ You’re a bird in a nest protecting eggs. What kind of dangers do you encounter? How do you protect the eggs?© Rocío Landivar“is is BirdNote! My name is . I am years old, from .” NAME. ”

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NOTES“is is BirdNote! My name is . I am years old, from .” Begin each recording with:End each recording with:“ For BirdNote, I’m . ” 10NAME

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Transcript Appendix11Migration: Innate or Learned? Written by Frances Wood is is BirdNote![Sound of ock of Canada Geese in ight] Two sure signs of fall are wintering waterfowl appearing on lakes, and shorebirds settling into saltwater marshes. [Sound of ock of Dunlin in ight] How do migrating birds manage to return to the same location year aer year? Do they learn from their parents, or do they just know how to migrate? e answer is: both! Aer nesting in the far north, many shorebird parents leave their young and migrate south without them. A few weeks later, when the young are more mature, they must take ight on their own. Still, they manage to nd their parents on the wintering grounds. [Editor’s note: e young do not actually nd their parents but do spend the winter in New Zealand.] ese birds have the innate ability to know where to go. One amazing example is the Bar-tailed Godwit [Sound of Bar-tailed Godwit], a bird that begins life in northern Alaska. e parents are long gone when the young begin migrating, yet they link up with their parents 6,800 miles away in New Zealand. [Editor’s note: e young do not actually link up with their parents but do spend the winter in New Zealand.] e young of other bird species, such as geese, need to be shown the way. e parents wait until the young are ready to migrate, then adults and young travel together, following familiar landmarks to their winter homes. Both ways of migrating are remarkable. And both work just ne. [Call of Bar-tailed Godwit] To see a photo of the amazing Bar-tailed Godwit, come to our website, I’m Mary McCann. Migración: ¿Innata o Aprendida?Redacción: Frances Wood¡Esto es BirdNote![Sonido de parvada de Gansos Canadienses en vuelo]Sabemos que ha llegado el otoño cuando aparecen en los lagos las aves acuáticas que han viajado para pasar el invierno y las aves costeras se acomodan en las marismas.[Sonido de parvada de Correlimos en vuelo]¿Cómo se las arreglan las aves migratorias para regresar al mismo sitio año tras año? ¿Aprenden de sus padres o simplemente saben cómo migrar? ¡La respuesta es – ambos!Tras anidar en el lejano norte, varias aves costeras padres dejan a sus polluelos y migran hacia el sur sin ellos. Algunas semanas después, cuando los polluelos han madurado un poco, deben emprender solos el vuelo. Sin embargo, se las arreglan para hallar a sus padres en los sitios donde pasan el invierno. (Nota del editor: En realidad, los polluelos no encuentran a sus padres, pero permanecen en Nueva Zelanda durante el invierno). Estas aves tienen la habilidad innata de saber a dónde ir.Un ejemplo sorprendente es la Limosa de Cola Rayada (sonido de la Limosa de Cola Rayada), un ave que empieza su vida en el norte de Alaska. Cuando los jóvenes empiezan a migrar, los padres se han ido hace buen rato; sin embargo, se reúnen con sus padres a 6,800 millas en Nueva Zelanda (Nota del editor: En realidad, los polluelos no se reúnen con sus padres, pero permanecen en Nueva Zelanda durante el invierno).A las aves jóvenes de otras especies, tales como los gansos, se les debe mostrar el camino. Los padres esperan hasta que los polluelos estén listos para migrar y luego adultos y jóvenes migran juntos hacia sus hogares de invierno, guiándose mediante puntos de referencia que les son familiares. Ambos tipos de migración son asombrosos. Y ambos funcionan muy bien.[Vocalización de Limosa de Cola Rayada]Si deseas ver una fotografía de la espectacular Limosa de Cola Rayada, visita nuestro sitio web, Soy Mary McCann.

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12Birds and Bird Conservation Matter An Interview with David Yarnold, President of Audubon Interview by Chris Peterson is is BirdNote.[Calls of Sandhill Cranes] We like to know what leaders value. Here, David Yarnold, president of Audubon, describes being deeply moved by birds: “I was in Kearney, Nebraska to watch the Sandhill Cranes and when they took o at dawn, … twenty thousand of them, and it was just deafening…. You know, the juveniles with their high-pitched screeches, it just made the hair on my arms stand up!” And on the Atlantic Flyway, south of Charleston, there’s a small barrier island called Deveaux Bank… [Calls of Brown Pelicans, Sandwich terns] “…it’s home to about 5,000 pairs of breeding Brown Pelicans, and I had the chance …to take my wife and daughter out there – and there were oystercatchers …and terns and the pelicans and … they just lled the air and it was one of those moments when you know…you’re in some other creature’s place on earth! Very magical place to be.” We asked David why bird conservation matters. “…I know that where birds thrive, you’re going to have clean water and clean air, and that’s …good for kids, it’s good for birds, so conservation to me is a core principle about how to live my life.” You’ll nd a link to Audubon on our website, [Sandhill Cranes] And once again about those cranes? “So if I do have a sound in my soul now, it’s the Sandhill Cranes. [Calls of Sandhill Cranes – thousands] Las Aves y la Conservación de las Aves Sí Importan Entrevista con David Yarnold, Presidente de AudubonEntrevista por Chris Peterson¡Esto es BirdNote! [Vocalizaciones de Grulla Canadiense]Nos gusta saber qué es lo que los líderes valorizan. Aquí, David Yarnold, Presidente de Audubon, describe cuán profundamente lo tocan las aves:“Estaba yo en Kearney, Nebraska con el propósito de observar las Grullas Canadienses y despegan al amanecer… veinte mil grullas… y fue ensordecedor… sabe usted, los gritos agudos de los jóvenes, ¡provocaron que los vellos de mis brazos se pusieran de punta!”Y en la Ruta de Vuelo del Atlántico, al sur de Charleston, existe una pequeña isla de barrera llamada Banco de Deveaux… [vocalizaciones de Pelícanos Marrones, Charrán Patinegro]“…es el hogar de aproximadamente 5,000 parejas de Pelícanos Marrones que se reproducen y tuve la oportunidad… de llevar a mi esposa y a mi hija– y había ahí Ostreros… y Charranes y Pelícanos… y llenaron el aire y fue uno de esos momentos en que, usted sabe, ¡está usted en el sitio de alguna otra criatura del mundo! Un sitio sumamente mágico”. Preguntamos a David por qué importa la conservación de las aves. “…Sé que donde las aves viven bien, hay agua y aire limpios, y eso … es ideal para los niños, es bueno para las aves, así que para mí la conservación es un principio básico para saber vivir la vida”, Hallarás un vínculo con Audubon en nuestro sitio web, [Grullas Canadienses]Otra vez, ¿y esas grullas? “Así que, si tengo un sonido en el alma ahora, es el que producen las Grullas Canadienses”. [Vocalizaciones de Grullas Canadienses– por miles][Vocalizaciones durante vuelo – incluyendo de alarma- de Zarapitos]

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13IF It Weren’t for BirdsWritten by Dennis Paulsonis is BirdNote![Medley of Western Meadowlark, Willow Flycatcher, and drumming of Downy Woodpecker]If it weren’t for birds, how many of us would be invited to enjoy nature? ink how seldom we experience animals other than birds. Most of us rarely see wild mammals, with the exception of squirrels and their relatives and some of the large grazers, such as deer.Reptiles and amphibians are mostly shy and secretive. Like most small mammals, they are active only at night. Except for the larger butteries and dragonies, insects and other invertebrates are so small they’re usually beneath our notice. Crickets and katydids do entertain us at night, but invisibly.[Cricket call]Birds are all around us, easily seen and enjoyed. When we look into our backyards or drive across country, most of the animals we see are birds. Most are active during the day. During the breeding season, males sing - [House Finch] and display, oen in ight - [Snipe winnowing]Many birds hunt on the wing, and it is a safe bet that you will see one if you take the time to watch the sky. Birds mark the seasons with their migrations, sometimes in large ocks.[Honking of ock of Canada (Cackling) Geese]In fact, birds are — quite simply — unavoidable.[Western Meadowlark]How many fewer nature-lovers there would be, if it weren’t for the more than 10,000 species of birds.Today’s show is dedicated to the memory of Gretchen Hull, a great friend to, and protector of, birds everywhere.Si No Fuera por las AvesRedacción: Dennis Paulson¡Esto es BirdNote![Popurrí de Turpial Gorjeador, Mosquero Saucero y tamborileo de Carpintero Pubescente]Si no fuera por las aves, ¿cómo se nos invitaría a muchos a disfrutar de la naturaleza? Piensa cuán pocas veces podemos tener experiencias con animales que no son aves. La mayoría rara vez vemos mamíferos salvajes, con la excepción de ardillas y sus parientes, y algunos grandes herbívoros, como los venados. Los reptiles y anbios son, en su mayoría, tímidos y herméticos. Como la mayoría de pequeños mamíferos, muestran actividad sólo durante la noche. A excepción de las grandes mariposas y libélulas, los insectos y demás invertebrados son tan pequeños que casi ni los percibimos. Los grillos y chapulines nos entretienen durante la noche, aunque son invisibles.. [Vocalización de grillo] Las aves siempre nos rodean y fácilmente podemos verlas y disfrutarlas. Cuando observamos nuestros jardines traseros o conducimos en el campo, la mayor parte de animales que vemos son aves. La mayoría de las aves exhiben actividad durante el día. Durante la época de reproducción, las aves cantan - [Zanate Doméstico] y se lucen, generalmente mientras vuelan - [Agachadiza gorjeando] Varias aves cazan mientras vuelan, y es bastante probable que veas una si te tomas el tiempo de observar el cielo. Las aves marcan las estaciones con sus migraciones, a veces en grandes parvadas. [Bocinazos de parvada de Gansos Canadienses] Es más, las aves son — sencillamente — inevitables. [Zanate Doméstico] Cuantos menos amantes de la naturaleza habría si no fuera por las más de 10,000 especies de aves. El programa de hoy está dedicado a la memoria de Gretchen Hull, gran amiga y protectora de las aves todas partes.

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14Big Bird - Kind-hearted CelebrityWritten by Bob Sundstromis is BirdNote.ere’s at least one bird that nearly everyone knows on sight – toddlers, teens, millennials, seniors. And whether they live in the city or out in the country, they know this bird by his song.[Big Bird sings “la la la . . . it’s a nice day on Sesame Street,”Big Bird stands 8 feet, 2 inches tall, with lemon-yellow feathers, pink legs, orange feet, and a long nose. Or is it a beak? He’s been a Sesame Street celebrity since 1969, cutting a colorful gure for pre-school fans and their parents across the world. Oen found in the company of Snueupagus, when o-screen, he relaxes with his teddy bear, Radar, in a huge nest in back of a brownstone at 123 Sesame Street.When Big Bird rst saw the alphabet, he thought it was one really, really long word. But that didn’t slow him down. Just listen.[Big Bird singing the alphabet]ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ (spoken by Michael)Big Bird is really a big kid with a kind heart, who makes friends everywhere he goes. He helps children feel okay about not knowing everything because, well, Big Bird is still guring things out himself. For BirdNote, I’m Michael Stein.Abelardo – El Ave No-Voladora Favorita de América Redacción: Bob Sundstrom¡Esto es BirdNote!Existe por lo menos un ave que casi todos conocen al nada más verle – niños, jóvenes, milenials, adultos mayores. Y aunque viva en la ciudad o en otro país, conocen a esta ave gracias a esta canción. [Abelardo canta “la la la . . . es un lindo día en Plaza Sésamo”] Abelardo mide 8 pies y 2 pulgadas, tiene plumas color amarillo limón, piernas color de rosa, pies color naranja y una larga nariz. ¿O será pico? Ha sido celebridad de Plaza Sésamo desde 1969, mostrando su colorida gura para deleite de sus fanáticos de preescolar y sus padres en todo el mundo. Por lo general se le ve acompañado de Snueupagus; fuera de cámaras, se relaja con su osito de peluche, Radar, en un enorme nido en la parte trasera de una casa en el 123 de Plaza Sésamo.Cuando Abelardo conoció el alfabeto, creyó que se trataba de una sola palabra muy, muy larga. Pero eso no lo inmutó. Sólo escucha.[Abelardo canta el alfabeto]ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ (interpretado por Michael)Abelardo es un niño muy grande, con un corazón bondadoso, que hace amigos doquiera que va. Ayuda a que los niños se sientan bien, aunque no lo sepan todo porque, bueno… Abelardo aún sigue pensando cómo van las cosas. Para BirdNote, soy Michael Stein.

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15Midway Project - e Plastic Gyre, with Chris JordanInterviewed by Chris Petersonis is BirdNote.is is BirdNote. [Music from “Unconditional” by Christen Lien’s album Battle Cry]Artist Chris Jordan brings a deep energy to a huge environmental problem - the accumulation of plastic debris in the world’s oceans. He’s photographing its eect on the Laysan Albatrosses of the North Pacic’s Midway Island. [Laysan Albatross adults and chicks] Adult albatrosses mistake pieces of plastic for squid and sh and feed them to their chicks – unwittingly, killing them. Chris tells us:CJ II 2:30 … the interior of the island is completely covered with… magic markers and cigarette lighters and toothbrushes and ip op sandal chunks and random chunks of plastic…we found a plastic Buddha,… And all of that plastic came into the island inside the stomachs of albatross and were fed to their babies who died, and was released that way CJ II 4:20 …to be in one of the remotest islands on the planet and to see that much pollution… it’s like the earth’s alarm system going o. CJ III :32 …but until I stood on Midway surrounded by …hundreds of thousands of baby albatrosses that were in advanced stages of dehydration and starvation with their bodies lled up with plastic, I never felt my love for the planet earth so deeply...I went through the feelings of horror and shame and fear and grief to get to that love. Chris has faith in a culture’s ability to correct its course.CJI 5:15 “….art helps us connect with what we feel about things… and that’s when we act… when we feel something deeply….Find a link to Chris Jordan’s photos of the albatrosses of Midway on our website, Midway – El Giro del Plástico, con Chris JordanEntrevistado por Chris PetersonEsto es BirdNote. [Música de “Unconditional”, del álbum Battle Cry de Christen Lien]El artista Chris Jordan trae una profunda energía a un enorme problema ambiental – la acumulación de residuos de plástico en los océanos del mundo. Él fotografía cómo esta acumulación afecta los Albatros de Laysan en la Isla Midway del Pacíco Norte. [Albatros de Laysan adultos y polluelos] Los Albatros adultos confunden los residuos de plástico con calamares y peces y los alimentan a sus polluelos – sin querer, los matan. Chris nos dice:CJ II 2:30 … el interior de la isla está totalmente cubierto con … marcadores y plumones y encendedores para cigarrillo y cepillos de dientes y pedazos de sandalias de baño y trozos de plástico de cualquier tipo… hallamos un Buda de plástico… y todo ese plástico llegó al interior de la isla dentro de los estómagos de los albatros y luego, al morir esos albatros, se les alimentó a los polluelos, que murieron, y así sucesivamente CJ II 4:20 … estar en una de las islas más remotas del planeta y ver tanta contaminación … es como si el sistema de alarma del mundo estuviera advirtiéndonos. CJ III :32 …pero hasta que me paré en la isla Midway, rodeado por… cientos de miles de polluelos de albatros en estado avanzado de deshidratación y hambruna, con sus cuerpos llenos de plástico, nunca sentí mi amor por el planeta tan profundo… pasé por sentimientos de horror y vergüenza y miedo y pesar para llegar hasta ese punto de amor. Chris tiene fe en que la cultura podrá corregir el curso erróneo.CJI 5:15 “…el arte nos ayuda a conectarnos con lo que sentimos hacia las cosas … y es entonces cuando actuamos… cuando sentimos algo profundamente ….

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© Rafael LopezWorld Migratory Bird Daywww.environmentamericas.orginfo@environmentamericas.org303-499-1950Environment for the Americaswww.birdnote.orginfo@birdnote.org206-495-9640Bird Note