Birdsleuth Grenada

Bird Watching, Citizen Science, School Curriculum 

 

Grenada Fund for Conservation Inc. (GFC), Education Conservation Outreach (ECO) and Kido Foundation collaborated to host a BirdSleuth Workshop, with the theme “Engaging youth in science and conservation through Caribbean Birdsleuth.”


The project is funded by Birds Caribbean under a project funded by United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Fund (NMBCA). 

The aim of this project is to increase active engagement and commitment to conservation of high-priority migratory birds. 

 

The workshop objectives are to:

 

  • Increase awareness of the plight of migratory birds and their habitats

 

  • Promote student environmental stewardship through establishing a network of conservation educators and teachers


A two day workshop was held at St. George’s University on the 23rd-24th April 2015, and included field trips to Woburn Mangrove Restoration Site and Rex Grenadian Hotel; well known bird watching hotpots. 


Over 30 educators from school districts all over the mainland Grenada were trained in the use of the curricula which includes bird identification skills, inquiry-based learning, and citizen science activities (bird monitoring and conservation). 


Participants were allowed to demonstrate lessons from the curricular during the workshop using materials and tools provided in the workshop, they also created and presented draft project plans for their various school districts. 


These educators will then be expected to train 35 students each within their schools and community groups within the next year.

 

 

Sabrina Compton, Project Officer

Sabrina Compton, Project Officer

Tyrone Buckmire, Executive Director

Tyrone Buckmire, Executive Director

Carisha Thomas, ECO rep.

Carisha Thomas, ECO rep.

Trainee

Trainee

Bird Journal

Bird Journal

Project Team

Project Team

Winning posters!

Winning posters!

Ms. Kinda Francis now certified!

Ms. Kinda Francis now certified!

Team winning posters most species ID

Team winning posters most species ID

Trained Birders!

Trained Birders!

Counting birds are fun

Counting birds are fun

Training activities

Training activities

Bird watchers

Bird watchers

Bird watcher

Bird watcher

ID Birds

ID Birds

Bird watcher

Bird watcher

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