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11th Annual Wildlife Festival
May 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Montezuma audubon center gearing up for 11th Annual Wildlife Festival May 6th
Nature-based magic acts, puppet theater, games and crafts will be featured at audubon’s largest event of the year
Savannah, NY (April 13, 2017) – The Montezuma Audubon Center’s 11th Annual Wildlife Festival on Saturday, May 6th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will celebrate the Montezuma Wetlands Complex as a critically important habitat for millions of migratory birds with activities for all ages. Games, crafts, music, and theatrical performances at the Family Theater and Activity Tent are just some of the events that will entertain the large audience expected at the festival this year.
“There will be something for everyone at our largest event of the year,” said Chris Lajewski, Center Director at the Montezuma Audubon Center. “The weather is warming, the sun is shining, and the birds are returning to Montezuma’s forests, wetlands and grasslands. Spring is a great time to experience the impressive bird migration and we look forward to seeing families from across the Finger Lakes Region at this exciting and unique event.”
Professional entertainers will keep the fun and laughs going all day long. Magician Ron Cain will bring his special brand of green magic to the Wildlife Festival. Cain will present two educational magic shows designed to encourage children to appreciate nature and wildlife. At 11:45 a.m., he will perform his “Wonders of Nature Show” as the good-natured dean of green, Professor GreenPockets. Youngsters will help him with tricks featuring flowers, insects, birds and animals. At 2:15 p.m., he will perform his “Seaside Magic Show” at his sea captain character, Captain HurriCain. Cain will take families on an imaginary trip through New York’s beaches.
Andrea Whitcomb-May will present entertaining programs about the multifaceted topic of garbage entitled The Greta Garbage Show. Using stories, puppets, magic & refuse humor, Greta pulls garbage & audience members onstage for a simple yet thought provoking examination of our own environment. Ms. Whitcomb-May will have prizes for everyone during her performances at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Children will be delighted with the activities, games, and crafts at the Activity Tent as well. Back by popular demand, the stained glass craft will brighten up your favorite window. Wildlife enthusiasts can fish their way to the backyard bass game and then fly over to see the dragons from the pond. Children will climb, bounce, and slide around a huge bounce house. Other happenings include Ms. Twist and her amazing balloon animals, bird box building, wildlife trivia, prizes, and more.
The family-friendly festival schedule also includes live birds of prey, reptile and amphibian presentations, guided birdwatching and canoeing excursions, dozens of vendors and exhibitors, a native plant sale, acoustic music from Tom Barnes, country music from Big Dog Country radio, delicious food and tasty treats, and much more!
Major support for the Wildlife Festival is provided by the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex.