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2nd Annual Freedom Day Bird Walk

June 19, 2024
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
WorldBeat Center
2100 Park Blvd
San Diego, 92101 United States
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Join us at the WorldBeat Center on Wednesday, June 19th for a memorable experience of our Second Annual Harriet Tubman Freedom Bird Walk, a special event in celebration of Juneteenth. Immerse yourself in nature and the enchanting world of birds while fostering environmental conservation. This sensorial journey will introduce you to the diverse birds of the beautiful Balboa Park.

In collaboration with the Celebrate Urban Birds Project and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the bird walk will commence at 9AM at the WorldBeat Center, where we will take a moment to reflect on the significance of Juneteenth and talk about the significance of Black heritage flags. As an act of gratitude and reciprocity and land acknowledgment of the Kumeyaay, San Diego’s native tribe, we will plant a native tree in our new native outdoor classroom garden.

We will talk about Harriet Tubman and how she used nature as a tool to help free her family and many slaves. We will walk along Park Blvd and into Pepper Park and will identify birds along the way (guided by Tammah Watts and So Cal Bird Nerds).

Upon returning to WorldBeat Center families can participate in children’s craft activities, participate in our book raffle for “Keep Looking Up” by Tammah Watts and enjoy our complimentary vegan Juneteenth plate served with cornbread, collard greens, and black eyed peas. 

All participants will also receive complimentary bird-friendly seed packets so that you can support them with food and shelter.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary event celebrating freedom, nature, and the indomitable spirit of Harriet Tubman. Bring the family on Wednesday, June 19th, 9AM-1PM for an unforgettable experience connecting with birds, the community, and the environment.

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