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Partners in Protection: Fatal Light Awareness Program

A small sparrow sitting on a stone surface looking injured.

Having you ever been sitting by a window somewhere, when you hear a sharp thud? Or been walking along somewhere and seen a bird lying on the ground?

Windows are everywhere, especially in a big city like Toronto, and are considered by ornithologists and conservationists to be one of the top causes of death to migrating birds in North America. The Fatal Light Awareness Program Canada (F.L.A.P., for short) is an organization dedicated to rescuing injured migratory birds, researching and consulting with developers on how to modify their windows to reduce the chances of birds colliding with them, and educating the public about birds in general, and the threats windows pose to them in particular.

A FLAP volunteer with a net attempts to catch a small, injured bird near a large window using a net

Join us, on Sunday, December 1st, as our friends from FLAP visit our Earth Rangers Studio to help us learn more about migratory and resident birds, and what we all can do to help prevent collisions with windows at your home or workplace, using hands-on specimens and interactive activities. You can make a difference!


*Partners in Protection is a regular event taking place on the first Sunday of the month, most months of the year, within the Earth Rangers Studio in the Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity (Level 2). It is an opportunity for organizations interested in biodiversity-related issues to connect with visitors at the Royal Ontario Museum through informal presentations, crafts, games, stories, hands-on specimens and/or other activities, suitable for the whole family. Access is free with general admission.*


  • Sunday, December 1, 2013
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Earth Rangers Studio in the Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity, Level 2



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Authored by: Aaron Phillips