Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture
University of Washington
17 ave Northeast and Northeast 45th St
Seattle, WA 98105
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Sat., Aug. 30, 2014 – Mon., Sept. 1, 2014
Join the Burke Museum to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of the last Passenger Pigeon with a special suite of activities during Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, August 30 – Monday, September 1, in partnership with the Lost Bird Project.
The “Lost Bird Project” will be shown Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at 11 a.m. Visitors will also be invited to reflect on the history of this once abundant species, and share their own thoughts about species or places they want to protect.
Visitors can participate in a world-wide initiative called “Fold the Flock” by making special origami Passenger pigeons. Fold the Flock aims to symbolically recreate the astounding size of former Passenger pigeon flocks by facilitating the creation of one million paper birds. Birds folded at the museum throughout the weekend will be displayed and the final total will be registered on the Fold the Flock website.
The Burke will also display its Passenger pigeon specimen, one of the 1,532 specimens left on earth.
For more info: http://www.burkemuseum.org/events/browse/fold_the_flock