— The city of Birmingham is expanding its efforts to provide opportunities for people to reconnect with nature.
In the spring, Birmingham is hosting the First Annual Wildlife Conservation and Restoration Day on March 6.
The event is held at the city’s Museum of Natural History, a place of national and international significance for the preservation and restoration of wildlife.
Birmingham’s Conservation Officer, David H. Pomeroy, said the event will offer a chance for people of all ages to connect with nature and share experiences through education and guided tours.
“It’s going to be a great opportunity for folks to learn about conservation,” Pomerry said.
Bircham, which is the nation’s fifth largest city, has a population of about 1.8 million.
The city is also partnering with the National Parks Service to offer guided tours of its parks, museums and historic sites.
“We want to encourage people to have fun and make sure that when they’re on the road, they’re not doing anything that might be harmful to the wildlife,” said Mayor William Bell.
The event also features activities that include a free, one-hour guided tour of Birmingham’s historic Old Town, including the former Union Club and historic Union Cemetery.
Birchstonians can also visit the historic Union College building in downtown Birmingham, where they can learn about its history and the importance of preservation in the city.
Birstonians also can learn more about their city’s water resources through a free tour of the city and the historic Water Works building.
The Birmingham Parks and Recreation Department also is hosting a series of educational events for the public.
It is hosting an educational film festival March 7.
Birham will host an educational video game festival, featuring a free virtual gaming area.
The parks department is also offering an educational program, called Birmingham Urban Adventures, which includes tours of the parks and historical sites, a guided tour and an outdoor science and technology event.
The department also is running a video game-themed concert, called “Birmingham in Action,” on April 1.
Birclandians can take part in the First Friday of Spring in the museum’s garden.
Birburnia’s largest city was ranked the nation ‘s top urban location for environmental impact in the 2017 edition of the Environmental Impact Report, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.