PLIRDING 101: Picking Up Litter While Birding! (J/C/S/A) 6/1/24
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Date: Sat Jun 01, 9:00 AM CDT - Sat Jun 01, 11:00 AM CDT
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  • STEM,
  • Outdoor
  • Juniors,
  • Cadettes,
  • Seniors,
  • Volunteers,
  • Ambassadors,
  • Brownies

Learn about birds while making their home a better place by plirding with Travis Audubon.
"Plirding," which is shorthand for "picking up litter while birding," is a great way to enjoy nature while making it a better place for wildlife to live. Experts from Travis Audubon will talk about the importance of birds in our everyday lives, and then we will explore the trails at Hornsby Bend, looking and listening for birds while we clean up any litter we see.
You'll leave this event knowing more about local birds and feeling good about your role in protecting them! Materials for picking up litter will be provided. Please wear comfortable closed-toe walking shoes, and bring personal snacks, and a refillable water bottle. Restrooms and water station facilities are available onsite.
All visitors must present an ID to enter the main gate because Hornsby Bend is a wastewater facility.

Location: Horsby Bend Bird Observatory

Special Instructions: This is NOT A DROP OFF EVENT. Adults are required to REGISTER and remain with their Girl Scouts. As required by Volunteer Essentials and Safety Activity Checkpoints, adults attending this event are responsible for their troop or individual Girl Scout's behavior. All adults participating with a troop or registered to volunteer at the event are required to have a current/eligible background check (CBC) and to be a registered Girl Scout adult volunteer.

Badge/Patch: Fun patch will be given out at the event.

Contact for registration questions:

Several days prior to the event, you will receive a final confirmation email from our girl experience team with any additional information you need. If you do not receive this email, please contact Please also make sure to go to My Events in your MyGS account to see required waivers and forms for this event. Please make sure that is on your approved senders list to prevent these emails from going to spam.