Hi All, Just a reminder that we are working next week on Wednesday and Thursday with nearly the entire study body from New Roots Charter School -- 50-60 students (11th and 12th grade, many have worked with us previously) on Wednesday morning and 40 students (10th graders) on Thursday morning.
Both mornings we will meet at the Newman Golf Course Pro shop on Willow Avenue a bit before 10am and engage them until about noon. Each day, we will split the big group into smaller groups. About half the students will start with a bird walk, learn about eBird and Merlin phone apps, and hear about our MOTUS wildlife tracking project that is helping us learn where "our" migrating birds go The other half will help with habitat improvement work, learn about "whole body" ecology (even a tree has a sense of place), and our connections to people working on similar conservation projects elsewhere. Each group could do the activity for an hour, and then we can switch activities for the second hour. We need people who are knowledgeable about birds, or eBird/Merlin, or habitat in general, or migration, etc. to help shepherd the students. I will have some tools for habitat improvement work, but we can always use more shovels, weed wrenches, and hand saws (and please bring your own work gloves if you want to help with the habitat work). I also could use lots of help before and after our engagement with the students (e.g., picking up and returning equipment to the Cornell Botanic Gardens). If you can help one or both days, please drop me a note. Thanks Jody Enck Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist, and Founder of the Sister Bird Club Network 607-379-5940 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --