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KLAMATH BIRD OSERVATORY
April 22, 2010

Klamath Bird Observatory runs a wonderful program for grade school children. They have a classroom presentation to prepare the kids for the outdoor activies--teaching them about birds and bird scientists (ornithologists). The next day, the kids are in the field where they observe mist netting; are taught to use binoculars; and go on a bird walk where they identify species (if older than 3rd grade) or identify birds by type of beak (if in 3rd grade). We count the numbers of birds and after the walk, the leader has the students calculate simple statistics. I'm impressed that they use real words like ornithologist, statistics, and species and don't

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

learning to work with kids...and of course, I get to see birds up close at the banding station.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

hard working and enthusiastic.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I took grade school children on bird walks and we gathered statistics about the kinds of birds we saw.