Don Torino: ‘Lost Bird’ Eco-Art Project


Photo copyright Don Torino, 2014

Don Torino, who helps lead many of the walks we do with the Bergen County Audubon Society, wrote his latest column for on an art project for kids, based on the documentary “The Lost Bird Project,” which we screened in DeKorte Park in Sept. 2012.


“The student’s art projects consisted of drawings, sculptures and poems to honor the lost birds,” Don writes. “Through the eyes of these children, one could not help but be touched by their emotion.

“To make a child come to a realization that there are birds that once existed that they will never see is tragic, and then to explain that even today there are many more birds that could be lost by the time they become adults is perhaps even more difficult. I could feel them asking, ‘How could we let this happen?’ No answer I could think of could suffice.”

Don’s column is here.

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