Thank you! I use Prismacolors but I can't recommend them due to their poor lightfastness ratings and breakability. I bought them a long time ago so I've been using them up. I've heard good things about Faber-Castell Polychromos and Caran d'Ache Luminance, but, boy, are they expensive!
No projects like that lately (besides one of my photos getting in an online magazine article this spring). I offered to do something for the local Audubon chapter (kiosk illustrations, etc.), but they don't have anything for me to do yet.
I think a coloring event would be cool. Kids (and adults) can learn about the bird they are coloring and maybe write what they think is cool about the particular species. I recently taught a class to kids about bird identification and drawing. The kids really enjoyed the flash cards I got. I had them match birds in the same family and read the facts on the back for a guessing game.