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Our group participates in Project FeederWatch, a citizen science program of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Our group wants to know what species over-winter in our area and what species migrate through. We are along the Pacific FlyWay. We count species weekly (from early November through early April) and report our data to Project FeederWatch and eBird. We will be considering ways to make our community more bird aware and bird-friendly by outreach at community events and the local library. We will be seeking to create awareness of our school's viewing stations and encouraging people to create their own. We'll also create visual displays to educate people about birds they're likely to see. Students will also make presentations at the school during the morning assembly to educate the school community about our local birds. We will create and post informational signs to help other students and community members know what birds they're seeing.
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The students will engage in learning as they research, design and implement a plan to enhance their school campus by creating an insect habitat, providing nesting sites for birds, planting native plants to Coastal Georgia while learning how these organisms work together and how we can preserve yourselves and the habitat.
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The students will engage in learning as they research, design and implement a plan to enhance their school campus by creating an insect habitat, providing nesting sites for birds, planting native plants to Coastal Georgia while learning how these organisms work together and how we can preserve yourselves and the habitat.
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We want to start the first pollinator highway of Athens. We make BeeSpots (: safe havens for urban bees providing food and habitat through insect hotels). We will create a path in the city that will be used as a safe pathway for the urban pollinators of Athens. We have already established 9 Bee Spots in Athens. Now, we want your help to establish more - plant more and make insect hotels!
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Students will learn about the specifics of illegal dumping in their community and how it affects their environment and the habitat of local and migrating birds. They will take a field trip to a local illegal dump site where they will participate in a clean-up day as they gather items to repurpose into functional art in the form of bird houses, fountains or feeders or as sculptures. An exhibition of their trash made sculptures will take place in the local community. Students will take a field trip to a local wildlife sanctuary and Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area and Nature Center to experience and learn about the local wildlife. We will take students to Apollo Park for a bird watching experience. Representatives from the City of Lancaster will speak to students about how illegal dumping is affecting our local community and the resources available for residents of the city for waste disposal and recycling programs. We also plan to have the LA County District Attorney come and engage with the students in a conversation about legal action that is taken when one is caught dumping illegally.
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Our project will provide sanctuary for local wildlife, including but not limited to birds and insects. While we have some plants already that attract critters, we would like to incorporate more native plantings, which will also allow this to be a low water use yard. Our plan is to remove the remaining sections of lawn, and replace them with native grasses and flowers that would attract the bird, insect, and other local animal populations, incorporating the new plantings with the ones already established.
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We will find Monarch caterpillar eggs on the underside of milkweed leaves June to September, take the caterpillars home and raise them. Give caterpillars, information and instructions to anyone who seems interested. We will help spread milkweed seeds in the forgotten and unused spaces in the city.
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Our students will be building bat houses to distribute and set up around the community. This will allow for a safe place for the bats to live while the community grows. Securing a place for the bats to live while the bats help the community by pollinating plants, fertilizing soil, and providing natural mosquito control!
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We’ve been documenting the amount and types of litter we find on the beach. It is our hope to see a decline as we continue our efforts. Aside from a decline in trash, we hope to see an increase in beach clean-up participation, and an increase in the well being of wildlife and healthy ecosystems. For example, we have been thrilled to see an increase in Monarch butterflies this year at the beaches. As we do the clean-ups, others will hopefully feel inspired to reduce, re-use, recycle, dispose of waste responsibly, and protect wildlife.
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We would benefit from a small set of binoculars for students to add to their toolkit, along with the microscopes and hand lenses we already have for close-up observations. This will allow students to learn to identify their natural neighbors, and get to know and love them.

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