Challenges to Connect Kids to Citizen Science Through Birds!
Are you ready to take your crew of kids out on an adventure that could kick-start them into a life-long interest of citizen science contributions? We have crafted this booklet to see if your group can complete all six challenges.
The challenges follow this standard outline:
Challenge 1: Meet eBird – Register and get comfortable with the idea of eBird citizen science.
Challenge 2: What’s Your State Bird? – A simple, targeted, search for one bird.
Challenge 3: Bird Groups – Look for birds that fit into three different groups.
Challenge 4: eBird Count – Practice a short citizen science bird count and enter the data online.
Challenge 5: Use eBird – You can use eBird to extract data about birds in your area.
Challenge 6: Habitat Improvement – After collecting data about birds, scientists can make informed conservation plans. Considering the birds in your area, take action to improve habitat!
The booklet is very self-explanatory and will walk you through each challenge. All you need to do is download it, print it out, gather your group, and go!