LAST CHANCE FOREVER’S JOHN KARGER AND AVIAN KINGDOM BEDTIME STORIES KICKED OFF BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS LITERACY AND EDUCATION WEEK JULY 23rd. LEGENDARY FALCONER JOHN KARGER PRESENTED HIS WINGED WONDERS AND AVIAN KINGDOM ‘BEDTIME STORIES” ILLUSTRATOR EMILIO HERNANDEZ BROUGHT MASCOTS DR. HOOTS AND CAPTAIN EAGLE FOR A DAY OF GAMES, LEARNING AND A BI-LINGUAL CHILDREN’S BOOK READING.
Last Chance Forever’s Master Falconer, John Karger and The Boys and Girls Clubs of Austin presented a day of education and literacy sponsored by Avian Kingdom Bedtime Stories. Children enjoyed Last Chance Forever’s show of astounding Raptors, and met one of the world’s leading bird trainers while observing various birds of prey soar overhead.
The children learned about each species, participated in activities related to Avian Kingdom and literacy themes such as “Raptor Facts” with an Ornithologist and “Bird is The Word.” Master Falconer John Karger, Award winning Animator Emilio Hernandez and The Avian Kingdom Bedtime Stories Mascots, Dr. Hoots and Captain Eagle, and Gabriel Garcia, Wing Whacker phone app developer were all on hand to entertain and educate the children.
“It started with a creative license for an iphone game, (Wing Whackers) and grew into two iphone apps. One is a game, the other is a “secret” codex used by the raptors that kids can learn and send as messages to their friends and family,” said Gabriel Garcia of Wing Whackers. The codex is found in the Avian Kingdom books, and both work together to entertain and inform children.
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L - R: Avian Kingdom's Emilio Hernandez and Wing Whacker's Gabriel Garcia
EMILIO HERNANDEZ AT THE BOY’S AND GIRL’S CLUB