Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Homeschoolers and Racing Pigeons

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.