Citizen Science – Birding

  • Location
    Fallston, North Carolina
  • Status
  • Age Level
    8 to 10 Years

The Problem

Our school is located in a rural area with little to no green space. I have created an outdoor classroom with seating and a pond, but we would like to encourage birds to come into our area. We would like to purchase 2 bird feeders, one to go in the outdoor classroom and the other to go in our courtyard to help encourage birds to enter. Students have also teamed up with the NC Arboretum and ebird to study and count the birds in our area. This is an ongoing project with the current fifth grade students, but will continue for years to come. Students will also plan and decide on the best location for the bird feeders.

Our Plan

To place two bird feeders on the school property to entice birds to come to our location so that we can study and count them for ebird.

Themes Addressed

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    Community Enhancement
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    Migratory species
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The Benefit

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