YSFAC X EAAFP PROJECT 2022 Bird Meets Arts 3rd Education Program

On 18th June, the third public event of the education program of 2022 <Bird Meets Arts> proceeded successfully. Ms. Ah-ra Cho, a performance artist gave a “Black-faced Spoonbill dancing” session to the participants. Before starting the session, the participants learned about the Endangered Black-faced Spoonbill.

Participants take pose of Black-faced Spoonbill / ©Yeonsu Foundation for Arts and Culture

Participants are mimicking the Black-faced Spoonbill / ©EAAFP Foundation

Participants are mimicking the Black-faced Spoonbill / ©EAAFP Foundation

Each Participant then act as he or she is a Black-faced Spoonbill. Following the instruction, they imitate the behaviour of the Black-faced Spoonbill, such as swaying their heads low to find food. They also played the game to experience “migration” and have to “fly” between the Flyway Network Sites which are marked on the floor. It was a great learning experience to the participants.

Chief Executive of EAAFP Secretariat, Mr. Doug Watkins, emphasized the role of art in conserving migratory waterbirds and their habitat and encouraged the participants to continue their interest in 2022 <Bird Meets Arts>.

Following the third event, the fourth education program had been held on the 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 lecture was held on 18th May and the second education program with plogging was held on 11th June this year.
With successful results from the first and second education programs, we invite you to the third program, which will be held this upcoming Saturday, 18th June at Ecological Education Center. Participants will learn about Black-faced Spoonbill and follow their movements with performance artist, Ah-ra Cho.

<Program Overview>

  • Date: 18th June 2022 (Saturday). 10 AM ~ 12 PM (120 mins)
  • Location: Lecture room in Ecological Education Center
  • Instructor: Ah-ra Cho (Performance Artist)
  • Contents
    • Express the movement of Black-faced Spoonbill with our body
  • Number of participants: Around 20 (first come first served)
  • Registration: Online application through Naver
  • 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.

Learn more about the 2nd program of 2022 <Bird Meets Arts>

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