Longtime readers know that I like birds. They fascinate me. Even geese. In fact, I believe geese will inherit the earth. Long after humans have ceased to exist for whatever reason, geese will still be flying, honking and pooping all over everything. They are a very adaptable animal.
When I was asked if I’d be interested in seeing “Wing Over Water” at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, I jumped at the opportunity. They also asked if I’d be willing to give away some tickets for this show, so that’s exactly what I’m doing.
“Wings Over Water” runs through July 31, and tickets to the film include admission to the museum. We took advantage of this and went through the dinosaur section as we had just saw dinosaur footprints in Oklahoma and New Mexico on our Dust Bowl Road Trip.
The film is just 44 minutes long and breathtakingly beautiful. It made me wish I’d gone into bird science instead of political science. It’s for all ages. There was a large group of children watching “Wings Over Water” with us. I hope the film inspires one of them to become a bird scientist or biologist of some kind when they grow up. I wanted to become a marine biologist when I was a kid.
My heart was truly warmed by seeing so many children at the museum engaging with the subject matter whether it was birds or dinosaurs. We have so many distractions in this age of social media and technology, it was refreshing.
While there is a message advocating the importance of saving wetlands, it’s only part of the show. The film is about the Sandhill Crane, Yellow Warbler and the Mallard Duck. We watch as they make their migrations to the wetlands to lay eggs that hatch into tiny, feather-covered babies. My inner “bird nerd” was extremely happy.
Now for the best part of this post! I am giving away two packs of FOUR tickets to TWO lucky winners. Just leave me the name of your favorite bird in the comment section and you’ll be entered! I will pick two names at random on Tuesday, May 10 at 10 a.m.
By the way, just five minutes from the museum is Cerebral Brewing, and there’s often a food truck. So, spend a day in Denver doing SMART things! We did and it was great fun.