Posted by: csdailyblog | February 17, 2010

Birds Benefit from Hands-on Science

Hannah, Emmy, Jake, and Bace build birdfeeders in the science lab.

In order to learn bird identification, Conserve School Environmental Sensing and Monitoring class members developed their own keys to help them recognize most of our local winter birds. This week we assembled bird feeders out of scrap wood that will hang outside of students’ dorm windows. All of the wood used was scrap left over from construction of the canoe shed on Big Bateau Lake. Assembly of the feeders was entirely free of cost since we are reusing waste materials. The only expense will be the cost of birdseed.

In the spring, students will learn to identify even more birds as they watch their feeders carefully while various species migrate through or return to the area.

– Andy Milbauer, Conserve School Science Teacher

Enjoy this short video of the birdhouse construction:

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