The goals of the Flying WILD program include:
To ensure that the nation’s students, particularly urban youth, are knowledgeable about the conservation needs of migratory and other birds.
To further extend youth educational efforts associated with International
Migratory Bird Day.
To instill stewardship of birds and other natural resources by promoting
awareness, appreciation, and knowledge of birds.
To provide service-learning opportunities whereby students become
involved in school, community, and home activities that benefit bird
To ensure teachers have the resources they need to prepare for, organize,
and lead a school bird festival with their students and community partners.
To provide a vehicle (school bird festivals) to encourage schools to work
cooperatively with community organizations, conservation organizations,
and businesses interested in bird conservation.