The online story telling session as part of the SCPW and ACB’s celebration of World Migratory Bird Day 2020 was featured on a national newspaper, The Business Mirror. The article, PHL kids learn about migratory birds, endemic duck in a new children’s, described the event as “[…] a combination of technology and old-school story-telling style, grade-schoolers were introduced to some of the migratory birds, their connection to human and environmental health, and the reason for their conservation, during the celebration of the World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) on October 10.”
In line with this year’s theme for World Migratory Bird Day (Birds Connect Our World) and the EAAFP theme for 2019-2020 (Flyways – Connecting People and Migratory Waterbirds), the story ” narrates the adventures of “Papan,” a Philippine duck in the Candaba marshlands, and the migratory birds “Takyad,” a black-winged stilt, and “Kalay,” a Far Eastern curlew.”
The story was developed by the SCPW Executive Director Amy Lecciones (story concept) , Darry Shel Estorba (writer) and Dana Rose Salonoy (illustrator). The article states: “The SCPW hopes to continue collaborating with ACB in communicating the importance of wetlands and biodiversity through various media and catering to various audiences,” Lecciones said. “This children’s storybook is part of our efforts to come up with communication materials that will appeal to our young audience and have an even broader reach if it will be translated into other Asean languages.”
Learn more about the story telling session here.