PIBO Launches Changemakers Birding Club

On July 30, PIBO, in conjunction with Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. (WEST), launched Changemakers Birding Club, a birding club for young women that will continue to meet once a month to learn birding skills and participate in local birding excursions.

The Changemakers Birding Club is part of WEST’s Science, Engineering, Artistry and Technology program (SEAT), and contributes to Windsor’s ongoing mandate to maintain its status as a Bird Friendly City.

Funding for this initiative was provided by the WindsorEssex Community Foundation’s Community Impact Grant Program.

At the first meeting, held in Ojibway Park and led by PIBO executive director Suzanne Friemann and two staff members from WEST, 11 young women attended. Future meetings will be held on the last Saturday of each month, year round, with visits to Windsor’s city parks and other birding hotspots in the area.

“This is the first of its kind in Windsor,” says Suzanne Friemann, “and we are very proud and excited to work with the staff and young women of the SEAT program. We hope many of these young women become life-long birders through this program.”

Changemakers Birding Club
Inaugural meeting of the Changemakers Birding Club, July 30, 2022.