Photo from Dorn Community School

Make a Difference Monday

The Passenger Pigeon was once the most abundant bird North America has ever known, but the last one died in captivity on September 1, 1914. What have we learned in the 100 years since then? That dramatic loss fueled the past century of conservation laws to protect species at risk, beginning with the Lacey Act […]

Photo by Wayne Mennecke

Project Based Learning

By: Amanda Nichols, BirdSleuth student intern  Looking back on everything I was taught in school, I realize that a lot of things have changed from my primary school classes to today. The primary colors are red, blue and green, not red, blue and yellow. Pluto is no longer a planet. Birds are reptiles. As the […]

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Birding with Kids: Choosing a Field Guide

You want to help young people identify birds, and are looking for field guides.  You visit the store and find a dizzying array of choices. What to do? A field guide can help a budding naturalist learn even more about her favorite topic. For many birders, a lifetime hobby began with a field guide that helped […]