RCC Lifelong Learning offers Bird Watching class at Glenns Campus

Outstanding birder Jeffrey Wright will share his expertise in “Bird Watching — For the Fun of It and for Citizen Science,” a course from the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL). The three sessions will take place on September 14, 21, and 28 (Thursdays), 9-11 a.m., with initial meetings in the board room at RCC’s Glenns Campus.

Bird-watching, whether done outside or from a window, can be a rewarding life-long pursuit. This course will get you started identifying birds of the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck. As you record and report your sightings, you will have the opportunity to contribute materially to the protection of these birds and their habitat. Each class (limited to 15 participants) will include short guided walks.

Jeff Wright has birded throughout the United States and the world. He is a Virginia Master Naturalist, and in addition to being a member of numerous organizations that promote the well-being of wild birds, he has participated in many bird-related conservation projects. Currently he is doing volunteer work on the Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas.

Advance registration, with a tuition payment of $35, is required to take this course. For more information on “Bird Watching—For the Fun of It and for Citizen Science” and other RILL courses, or to register, please call Sharon Drotleff at RCC’s Educational Foundation office (804-333-6707), or e-mail her at sdrotleff@rappahannock.edu.

The Educational Foundation expresses sincere appreciation to the Bank of Lancaster’s Golden Advantage program, and to Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, for their generous support of RILL in 2017.