Birding sessions will be on hiatus this winter, but youth group leaders can schedule appointments for the spring (April +) on weekdays from 3:30-4:30, and Saturdays from 12:00-4:00. The sessions begin with a presentation
on seasonal bird life and proceed to identification, watching and sketching activities in the elm. The events end with a pine cone bird feeder making activity. Scouts, come work on bird watching merit badges.
If you're the leader of a local youth group who would like to inquire about making an appointment to visit the tree house for birding purposes, please email email@example.com. In your inquiry, please include your group's name, normal meeting location, contact information for adult leaders, the approximate number of bird watchers you'd like to bring to the tree
house, fall session dates that might work for your group, and other information you consider relevant. Group leaders should plan to make a brief visit to the alley without their group before their birders visit. The visit will help familiarize leaders
with the fort's safety features and proper supervision of birders. Leaders of youth groups of economically disadvantaged children, who may never have visited a tree house before, are encouraged to contact the family to arrange a visit.
The bird watching sessions are free to qualified youth groups properly supervised by one or more adult leaders. Happy urban birding for DC kids.