Join us online with Adelka Polak from Sova Dance & Puppet Theater to learn how to create your very own birds of prey masks!
Tap into your creative side and transform yourself with a piece of heavy duty paper and a few simple supplies. Paper is an amazing material that relates well to our feathered friends when you consider where most birds live. We suggest to have cardstock ready for the virtual mask-making so you can draw, cut feathers, and glue them together while adding and elastic band or string with tape as the final key to transform into a raptor! An image of your favorite bird nearby may help to inspire you on the details and shape of your mask. Consider colored pencils or cardstock in three different colors (matching your chosen raptor). You can always make your own wings as well, if you like, from fabric like a bed sheet!
Sova Dance and Puppet Theater celebrates humanity and the environment by engaging audiences through live performance combining the moving body, puppetry, mask, video, dance, and artistic installations. The combined ingredients communicate that which cannot be described in words, and therefore are accessible to communities around the globe.
“Sova” means “owl” in Slovak and also refers to an asteroid belt named by a Czech astronomer.
Cardstock (in three different colors of you chosen raptor or color plain white cardstock yourself)
Elastic, string, ribbon (or paper strip the size of a crown to fit mask on face)
Stapler or Duct Tape
- Program Fee: FREE
- No pre-registration is required
- All ages are welcome to participate
- To view this livestream program, go to the Greenwich Audubon Center Facebook homepage or our Facebook videos page when the livestream is scheduled to begin. You do not have to have a Facebook account to view and enjoy this online experience.
- Donations Appreciated: If you wish to make a donation to support the birds and wildlife that Audubon protects, please go to greenwich.audubon.org/support-our-work.
For questions, please contact Caroline Bailey at Caroline.Bailey@audubon.org or 203-900-3349.
Photo: Phyllis Meredith.
Greenwich Audubon Center is a vibrant nature education center located at the main 285-acre Audubon sanctuary in Greenwich. We are a part of the Audubon Connecticut state office of the National Audubon Society and Atlantic Flyway, and steward a total of seven sanctuaries in the Greenwich area. Our mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Visitors are welcome to enjoy our miles of trails, nature programs, education resources, conservation-themed events, and nature store throughout the year.
We support a diverse and inclusive environment, and welcome individuals of all races, physical and mental abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, ethnicities, and perspectives. We work with families to modify programs for accessibility where possible.