Citizen Science Project – Bird Count

  • Location
    Jupiter, Florida
  • Status
  • Age Level
    Any Age
  • Group Type
    Community-Based Program

The Problem

Children and Adults taking part in citizen science

Our Plan

Learn some birding basics! Become a Citizen Scientist Wed, Jan 27, 4:00 pm (Ends at 4:45 pm ) Ever want to know what it's like to do real, hands-on science, research and wildlife study? Zoom along with us as we go over different programs YOU can be a part of! Help make a scientific contribution and a difference in the natural world surrounding us every day - all from the comfort of home!

Themes Addressed

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    Biodiversity Loss
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The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

This was a fun, educational story-time! We read a book about the Christmas Bird Count. We then explored the eBird app and website. One of our young participants came in to the library to check out our Birding Backpack and some books to apply what she learned in the field! I feel this was a great success!

Through this project I/we learned:

We learned about: Citizen Science Birding Basics Resources available locally and online How to use the app/website eBird and Merlin

What I/we might change:

I wouldn't change any of the aspects of what was introduced or discussed, but I do hope we can have the event in person again one day and practice using the app together and outside!

My/our favorite part of this project was:

Hearing that one of the participants came in to the library with her mom the following week to check out birding books and our 'Birding Backpack' resource!

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

eBird is a FREE and easy to use app that contributes to real-life science and research! It has a sister app called Merlin which helps you identify birds. Combining the two makes it easy to get started! It's great for children and adults alike and offers a lot of support and guidance in getting started!

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