Our Purpose Through Education
BRI works to engage and educate the public, bird enthusiasts, aviculturalists, scientists, and researchers on issues related to helping protect endangered bird species.
BRI’s educational programs take many forms beginning with public outreach through seasonal state and county fair educational parrot shows and exhibits. These programs focus on introducing the public to bird physiology and behavior, human-pet interaction, how species become endangered, examples of threatened species, and BRI programs helping save endangered birds. This program reaches more than one hundred thousand people every year.
Other BRI educational efforts include:
Speaking at national parrot conferences exposes general parrot owners to advanced animal training theories and techniques and BRI conservation work.
Animal Clues school programs introduces children to parrots and parrot conservation with demonstrations of speech and free-flying parrots.
Free-flight training classes educate parrot owners about flight training and parrot behavior, basic and advanced training theory and techniques and how to raise a bird to be a wonderful pet.
And most recently our publishing peer reviewed scientific papers helps expand parrot conservation knowledge among conservation scientists working with parrots.
BRI could not exist without the generosity of our supporters.
By making a tax deductible donation to support the work being done by BRI, you join a community that is committed to helping save endangered bird species for future generations.
With your gift you are investing in nature’s future and become a partner with BRI as we work to save endangered birds through reintroduction programs, research, education, and habitat conservation efforts.