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Cornell Lab of Ornithology


Sciencenter: NestWatch

Middle school students in Ithaca, New York, watch nesting birds and compare egg laying, hatching, and fledging dates with past nest timing.

Sciencenter: NestWatch

As part of the Communicating Climate Change (C3) Citizen Science initiative, the Sciencenter is collaborating with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to provide afterschool programming to middle school students at Dewitt and Boynton Middle Schools in Ithaca, NY. Students are using the  NestWatch citizen science program to monitor bird nesting and breeding habits as a local indicator of climate change. More about C3 at the Sciencenter...  


Topic - climate change, birds, nest, breeding, phenology

Audience - middle school students, after school

Location - Ithaca, NY

Goals - education, research




Cornell Lab of Ornithology's NestWatch project

Association of Science Technology Centers



Katie Levedahl, Education Program Manager, Sciencenter  email Katie

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