The AU took part in the Midwest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati earlier this year. As a result of that participation, some homeschool families were ready to check out homing pigeons for a potential youth project.
Area AU members’ contact information was provided to families that requested more information. As a result, Springfield, Ohio member, Doug Snyder, was approached by a mother requesting additional information.
Doug did a classroom style presentation at his loft. “Class materials” included racing pigeon books, periodicals, handling of young birds, handling birds of all ages, and ended with students taking part in a bird release. This hands-on approach generated many interesting questions, which produced two very enjoyable hours in his day.