FeederWatch in the classroom
Many teachers at a variety of grade levels have incorporated Project FeederWatch into their classrooms. Here are some of their stories.
Baton Rouge, Louisianna
Dennis Demcheck, a volunteer in Pamela Fry's 4th grade science class at Westdale Heights Academic Magnet School, put together a slide show of student drawings inspired by their classes FeederWatch participation. Dennis wrote, "Several science teachers ... have come to me and remarked that the students' intense interest in birds ... has sparked a wider interest in science." Read more and see the slide show on the FeederWatch blog.
Graduate student helps middle schoolers FeederWatch in Maine
The National Science Foundation's Graduate Teaching Fellows program at the University of Maine places graduate students in K-12 science and technology classes to enhance the level of interest and quality. Students from four Maine schools participated in Project FeederWatch under the guidance of graduate student Brent Horton, who also showed students how birds are banded. Learn more about this joint project in the Spring 2005 issue of BirdScope.
Coquitlam, British Columbia
Monty, a stuffed Moose from Mrs. Buckhout's class at Nestor Elementary School visited the Cornell Lab in February 2004. He helped fill feeders and posed for pictures through FeederWatch's FeederCam. Read more about this exciting visit.
FeederWatch-related activities and learning
You can investigate an array of natural mysteries while participating in Project FeederWatch. The following FeederWatch-related activities have been contributed by educators across the continent. They are designed to strengthen such skills as observation, identification, research, computation, writing, creativity, and more.