The team met with the schoolkids today. Sayam showed some funny shots of children playing in Bangladesh, as well as short video clips of mangrove delta Spoon-billed Sandpiper habitat, and bare feet walking on a sucky mudflat.
This last clip raised giggles from these tundra-raised kids! I showed some photos of Myanmar life and conservation work, and gave the kids a poster that a second grade art class of International School Yangon had made for them. The poster was made with the kids handprints, and its Save the Spoon-billed Sandpiper message echoed that of the Meino class last year. Thanks to all kids and teachers involved!
In other news, thanks to superhuman efforts of the team in wretched weather, we have now met our quota of eggs for captive breeding. The eggs will begin the journey to Slimbridge next week, weather permitting, as the fog and rain of the last few days is forecast to continue for another three days.