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Birding by Ear and Beyond


Birding by Ear and Beyond is an educational program on the environment offered to blind and visually impaired individuals. While an emphasis is placed on bird identification and ecology by enhanced listening techniques, participants can expect to be involved in a wide variety of activities, including gardening, seasonal nature walks, and science experiments. The program is managed by UM-Dearborn Environmental Studies student, Donna Posont, who herself is blind.

Contact Information

Dr. David Susko

127 EIC
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Dearborn, MI, USA

Phone: 313-583-6448
E-mail: dsusko@umich.edu

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Sponsoring Service Unit(s)

University of Michigan – Dearborn

Sponsoring Department(s)

Environmental Interpretive Center

Program Available to these Counties

Eaton, Ingham, Wayne

Program Available to these Cities

Dearborn, Lansing

Subject Area(s)

Early Childhood and Elementary (pre-6), Education, Environmental, Middle and High School (7-12), Science & Research