Use the following links as resources for studying the environment, habitats and wildlife.
– Merlin Bird ID App from Cornell Lab of Ornithology: An interactive way to learn more about 400 North American birds—whether in their backyards or out exploring nature (available for both iPhone and Android).
– The Cornell Lab’s Bird Cams: giving people a truly meaningful opportunity to learn about the lives of birds and share their passion with a community.
– The Cornell Lab’s BirdSleuth (K-12): With engaging, hands-on activities, and authentic scientific research opportunities, BirdSleuth is an ideal way to teach science content and the scientific process. Your students will be at the center of the action, making first-hand observations, collecting data, and sharing what they’ve found with real scientists. Count on us to support inquiry learning in your classroom… linked to the outdoors!
– iNaturalist: A web site that helps students record what they see in nature, meet other nature lovers, and learn about the natural world.
– Fish of Texas: The Fishes of Texas Project aspires to compile and synthesize knowledge of the spatial and temporal distribution of Texas’ freshwater fish.
– Texas Nature Trackers: Learn how to gather data about various species found on public lands or on your own property. Collected data is sent to biologists who use the information to gain a better understanding of the status and management needs of various species. The goal of the program is to enable long-term conservation of these species and appreciation among Texas citizens.
– Birding Citizen Science Projects: A large list of reputable projects for which students of all ages can associate.
– Natures Playground: Identify Trees, Flowers and Animal Tracks
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The Importance of Citizen Science projects
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