Birds provide a great opportunity to introduce students to data visualization, citizen science, and investigation.
Picture a Great Egret, its s-shaped neck craning upward, its large wings splashed with the orange rays of the fading sun. Suddenly he leaves the marshy ground for the sky above, flying over the waves which crash against a strip of sand where Spotted Sandpipers are digging for food with their beaks. American Coots gather closely together in the water to […]
We present these seven quick tips for engaging young birders in citizen science.
I mark the changing seasons by the changing habits of birds: winter is marked by Dark-eyed Juncos at the feeder outside my kitchen window, the Red-winged Blackbirds let me know it is finally February with their territorial calls, seeing birds flying with nesting material and insects in their mouths mean it’s breeding season, and large flocks of European Starlings gathering on telephone wires indicate summer is coming to a close.
With these inexpensive resources, we make it easier for educators to take kids outside for hands-on learning.