NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. -- Students in the Whitinsville Christian School after-care program, along with a kindergarten and a second-grade class, took part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb. 15 to 18 and led by the Cornell Ornithology Lab
and the National Audubon Society.
Metacomet Land Trust of Franklin, donated three bird feeders and birdseed, which allowed students to take part in this exciting event.
The bird count is a citizen-scientist project in which people all over the world take note of the number of birds that come to their feeders on set days and submit
the data to scientists at the Cornell Ornithology Lab and the Audubon Society.
The scientists then use the data to get an understanding of how well bird populations are doing. The feeders were filled and hung in visible locations, and activities were made available that helped the students become more familiar with the birds who might be coming to the feeders.
For more information about Whitinsville Christian School contact Admissions Coordinator Dennis Epplett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-234-8211, ext. 3256.
Whitinsville Christian School is a private academic institution in the town of Northbridge, with 534 students currently enrolled in pre-K through Grade 12.