Stories From The Field
Below are just a selection of amazing stories our educators have shared with us. From citizen science, habitat improvements, bird investigations, and more, discover what incredible educators like you are doing around the world. Want to share your story? Send us an email for a chance to be highlighted on our website.
Bird watching in the species-rich sites of Kenya
Students from Eldoret Polytechnic practiced their skills in birdwatching at biodiversity-rich sites.
Detectave in Guadalajara, Mexico
The educational program Detectave teaches the public to analyze social and environmental issues as well as value the importance of conserving biodiversity.
Citizen Science in a Backyard Wetland Environment
Since 2009, students at Sidwell Friends Middle School have been recording wildlife sightings which have included hawks and owls.
The Start of an Urban Garden and a Lifetime of Citizen Science
Thanks to a grant from Alaska Fertilizer and The Cornell Lab students in Yonkers, NY built a garden to learn about the natural world.
Engaging with the Natural World to Help Migratory Birds
Charles W. Henry School in Philadelphia has a mission to increase the size of its pollinator-friendly growing space and bird habitat.
Food Sovereignty and Environmental Stewardship in Coffman Cove, Alaska
In an area where 95% of food is imported, the community Coffman Cove, Alaska, got together to use their empty spaces for a greater purpose.
Birding with BASH
Through investigation, observation and research, students at High Technology High School are improving their campus habitat.
Get Out and Play Today
Students in the After-School Program at The German American School of Portland are learning about ecosystems to find ways they can make a positive impact.
Maumee Valley SOLVE’s Bird Strikes
Maumee Valley Country Day School students are working hard to find ways to reduce window bird strikes on their new building.
Building Habitat and Leadership
Through the creation of a school garden students at Edison Middle School are taking pride in their ability to help birds and other creatures while learning about ecosystems.
Student-led projects in Local Watershed Health
Students in Holly Hereau’s AP Environmental class are helping to increase biodiversity and watershed health near their school.
Detectives de Aves
San Vito Bird Club in Belize sponsored the Lab’s innovative education program, ‘Detectives de Aves’, in 16 schools reaching over 500 students.