More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
For the Birds
My students need bird feeders and seed to learn the wonders of nature around.
Bird, bird and birds. Even in the city there are a wonder of birds around, you just need to stop, look and listen. But my students don't believe it. When they think of birds in their urban neighborhoods they think of crows.
My students most often come from low income homes and many do not speak English at home.
Their lives are filled with concrete and chain linked fences, from concrete sidewalks, to apartments to even the school we attend.
They do not stop to listen for birds, and many have expressed that the only birds that live in our city are crows, with the occasional sea gull.
I want to show them the wonders of birds and that wildlife exists everywhere-we just need to nurture it.
I am requesting a variety of bird feeders and bird food to attract songbirds, woodpeckers and hummingbirds.
With these materials we will be able to participate in a variety of citizen science programs through Cornell's lab of Ornithology, as well as use this nature activity in our science, math and literacy classes.
I envision the students counting and graphing types of birds, experimenting which seed attracts which birds, learning about animal adaptions through looking at food and bird beaks, reading non-fiction about birds as well as writing non-fiction reports on birds.
What better way to engage my students!
Giving my students an opportunity to nurture and view the natural world around them will engage them as no other teaching style can.
These are students who, even in elementary, do not see the relevance of what they are learning. Help me build relevance and engagement for my students so they can go on to be the next Audubon!
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