During the time period leading up to Spring, the students at Donaldson Elementary would love to build birdhouses so that the birds in the community choose places that are suitable for nest sites. At our school currently, we have quite a few birds who choose to nest outside of our classroom doors on wooden structures. Unable to be protected from the elements, many times their eggs fall to the ground and are not protected from predators.
The project that the students at Donaldson Elementary are requesting will allow them to build birdhouses. The students would like to build birdhouses for birds to use for nesting or as a shelter during winter. In addition, the students plan to use the birdhouses for scientific observations such as monitoring what types of things are used to make nests, how many eggs the bird lays, etc. Students will be extremely careful not to disturb the birds.
With grant funding, the students will be able to purchase the necessary supplies such as lumber, dowels, wood glue, and stains. Students will carefully follow plans and when the birdhouses are completed, they will be hung on trees which have been a part of the school community for almost fifty years.