The Cornell Lab Bird Academy Discussion Groups Cornell K-12 Ambassador Program Nature, Citizen Science, and Inquiry

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    • Bird Academy
      Bird Academy
      Bird_Academy
      Which citizen-science projects have you used with learners, if any? New to citizen science? Review our page that lists all of the Cornell Lab’s citizen-science projects and educational resources. Do you have any advice or suggestions about how to participate with a specific project or with citizen science in general? Share your thoughts below.
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    • Edward
      Participant
      Chirps: 7
      Hawkbase
      For 43 years my family and I have successfully raised Eastern Bluebirds in at least one of our 4 backyard nest boxes. Including one year where we had a House Wren eject the newly hatched birds. I found 4 of the 5 in the grass and replaced them in the next box where dad bluebird sat calling and calling in about an hour mamma Bluebird came back and all 4 birds fledged successfully!
    • Edward
      Participant
      Chirps: 7
      Hawkbase
      I myself have been sending information as a member of project feeder watch and nest watch for the last 5-6 years. I have run programs at my library about birds and their adaptations. and would like to bring the kids outside this winter for an owl prowl, after doing a pellet investigation program.
    • Sabrina
      Participant
      Chirps: 5
      sabrinam
      Currently, I am not using any citizen-science projects where I work. However I will be incorporating citizen-science to some programs next year. The main project I am interested in is GLOBE program, and I'm also thinking of ways to include eBird and iNaturalist.
    • Hope
      Participant
      Chirps: 5
      hopeb2
      I will be participating in two programs: 1. Nest Watch for our annual Bluebird count. 2. Great Backyard Bird Count - mid February.  I will organize our retired residents in my community to do this count.
    • Jon Javier
      Participant
      Chirps: 5
      jagjavier
      Currently there is a group of Grade 12 students (3 students) who I am assisting on their two years research work of establishing a baseline count of avian population in the 8 - hectare lot of Philippine Science High School - Main Campus and in the adjacent 23.8 hectare Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC). We are using eBird to submit records made during any regular field observations. I am not a natural science teacher. However, with my special interest on wild birds and native trees I use them to connect my students (and other students) to nature. At least twice a year, during the week long Humanities Festival (held yearly during the month of October or November) and Science Festival (held yearly during the month of January or February)jagjavier_care_02 I sponsor a nature walk (either birdwalk or treewalk) with the students as participants. I am teaching Grade 8 students and yearly I am given an assignment to advise one of the eight sections of this year level (this responsibility is given a name as "Homeroom Advising" wherein a section is composed of 30 students). On school year 2015 - 2016 I started an activity with my student advisees then which I really hope will continue for years to come. We plant at least 2 native trees inside the campus. This activity is now on its 5th school year with the largest scale so far done last SY 2018 - 2019 (having planted 64 premium and endangered trees in partnership with an industry partner). Also last year I was able to bring my 30 students outside the campus (which I termed an "Outside Classroom Learning") and toured a Vegetative Material Reproduction (VMR) tree nursery and had a nature walk inside an arboretum of Philippine native plants. jagjavier_care_06 Part of engaging the students is in the conduction of tree nurturing and tree growth monitoring activities for the newly planted seedlings. I am hoping that the data collected in these tree growth monitoring activities could be of use in research as the planted species are not in their natural habitat. jagjavier_care_05
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