CLUES highlights Celebrating Urban Birds collaboration with Cornell University

January 26, 2018

Last week, representatives from CLUES, the Science Museum of Minnesota, the Association for Science & Technology Centers and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology gathered to present and discuss the Celebrating Urban Birds project and our ongoing collaboration over the past several years.

Since 2015, CLUES has been a part of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Celebrating Urban Birds initiative, a citizen science project focused on better understanding the value of green spaces for birds. This project connects people of all ages and backgrounds to birds and the natural world through the arts and fun neighborhood activities. It aims to to increase diversity in participation and access to the sciences.

Throughout the project, CLUES Youth in Action (YA!) students and mentors have participated in a number of activities, including collaborating on two murals that illustrate their immigration stories. They also participated in focus groups to support the university’s research and did community service projects like preparing gardens on Earth Day, making bird feeders and teaching kids about birds and habitats.

In the coming year, CLUES will take another group of students to Cornell University as part of the program and will continue to participate in bird-related art and science projects.

Thank you to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and all community partners that have supported our projects!

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