On 11th June, the second public event of the education program of 2022 <Bird Meets Arts> proceeded successfully. The artist, Mr. Yang Kura, as an instructor, led this wetland cleaning event to collect garbage that is to be used as the materials for the participatory artwork in Aam Island Coastal Park in Incheon, RO Korea.
Before the wetland cleaning started, the participants did birdwatching and observed some waterbirds like Black-faced Spoonbill, Saunders’s Gull and Great Egrets, at the site, with interpretation from EAAFP Secretariat and Foundation staff, the participants could get an opportunity to realize the ecological value of the birds’ habitats in the tidal flat in Songdo, Incheon.
After birdwatching, the participants were divided into five teams to collect garbage around Aam Island. Then, they sorted out the garbage by the different types and Mr. Yang Kura gave interpretation of the origins of the garbage and how they ended up at Aam Island. Participants of all ages said it was a meaningful time. They now recognized the seriousness of the waste issue and the importance of joint efforts to conserve the ecosystem in their local community.
Following the second event, the third and fourth education programs will be held on the 18th and 25th of June.
<About EAAFP Foundation>
The EAAFP Foundation was established in 2019 to contribute to providing the Partnership with a mechanism to support sustainable financing and expand its engagement with various types of organizations for the conservation of migratory waterbirds and habitats in EAA Flyway. The Foundation office is based in Songdo, Incheon, Republic of Korea. For more information, visit EAAFP Foundation.
Promotion of event
The 2022 <Bird Meets Arts> project is inviting a Korean artist ’Yang Kura’ to lead a participatory installation of artworks. The project consists of an Exhibition and an Education program. The first education program was held on 18th May this year.
With successful results from the first lecture, we invite you to the second program. It will be held this upcoming Saturday, 11th June at Aam island Coastal Park. Participants will enjoy birdwatching and plogging to collect materials for the installation artwork with YangKura.
- Date: 11th June 2022 (Saturday). 10 AM (80 mins)
- Location: Aam island Coastal Park
- Instructor: YangKura (Installation Artist)
- Birdwatching and Plogging
- Collecting the materials for the artwork of <Bird Meets Arts> project with YangKura
- Number of participants: Around 40 (first come first served)
- Registration: Online application through Naver
- Materials: Long pants, sneakers, personal drinks (recommended to use a tumbler)
- Contact: EAAFP Foundation (032-458-6507)
Host: YSFAC, EAAFP Foundation
Sponsor: Yeonsu-gu, EAAFP Secretariat
<Bird Meets Arts> is a cooperative project between YSFAC (Yeonsu Foundation for Arts and Culture) and EAAFP (East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership) Foundation. Starting in 2021, <Bird Meets Arts> aims to raise awareness for the importance of migratory waterbirds and their habitats among the general public through creative culture and art activities. The 2021 <Bird Meets Arts> project produced 14 videos with six themes: “Ep1. Migratory waterbirds”, “Ep2. Wetlands”, “Ep3. History”, “Ep4. Illustration and CEPA”, “Ep5. Youth“ and “Ep6. Music” in Korean and English respectively. Unlike last year, 2022 <Bird Meets Arts> is planned as an offline project that contains Exhibition and Education programs.