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Words for Birds: How to Write for the 3 Billion Lost

An advocacy-focused writing workshop at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center

Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center will host a free writing workshop focused on advocacy for local birds, plants, and conservation on Sunday, October 6, from 2 – 4 pm. This follows the recent study released from Science stating that we have lost 3 billion birds in the last 50 years.  

“Words for Birds” will be led by experts from Civic Nebraska and Nebraska Conservation Voters about how to write advocacy pieces on conservation issues. They will address how to write editorials, letters to elected officials, and more.

 Jason “The Birdnerd” St. Sauver, Director of Education and Outreach at Spring Creek Prairie, explains that previous years had been focused on poetry and creative writing, but this year “had to be different.”

 “With our feathered-friends and their habitat in such peril, we knew the focus had to be adjusted,” Jason said. “This year will be focused on writing to advocate for our birds and the habitats they need so that the loss we experienced in past 50 years doesn’t continue.”

 This event is free to attend and all ages are welcome. Spring Creek Prairie prefers to be notified of attendance if possible. If you would like to be added to the attendant list, call (402) 797-2301 or email


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