Hawaiian Bird Finger Puppet and Mask Craft Activity

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12:00 - 15:00
Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Road
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Entry via the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RW

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Not required

Birdwatching is an interest shared by many in the UK. Have you ever wondered about birds from other parts of the world? At the Pitt Rivers Museum, we care for many objects made from feathers, including 'ahu 'ula or feather cloaks from the islands of Hawai'i. In Hawai'i, 2024 has been designated The Year of the Forest Birds - a time to celebrate the jewels of the Hawaiian forests. These birds have important ecological and cultural roles in Hawai'i but are at risk; of the 84 known forest bird species, only 26 species remain today, 24 of which are listed as endangered.

Join us at the Pitt Rivers Museum to learn about these wonderful birds and ways to protect them, whilst making Hawaiian bird finger puppets and masks.