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Project Feederwatch

Elizabeth van Mantgem
Arcata Elementary School

Arcata Elementary School’s Sunset Creek Schoolyard Habitat Project is an ongoing project to restore and enlarge a two-acre riparian woodland habitat adjacent to the school. Students, parents, and the Arcata community are working together to improve the streamside habitat of Sunset Creek by removing invasive plants and planting willows and other native tree species.

Plantings of native trees and shrubs in the riparian area are expected to make the habitat more attractive to warblers and other birds. Sequoia Park Zoo has awarded Arcata Elementary School with a conservation grant to start a citizen science program to monitor changes in the bird community in response to habitat restoration. Bird feeders will be placed in the restored habitat, and equipped with binoculars and field guides, and trained by local ornithologists to identify birds. Students will then count the numbers of birds visiting the feeders twice a month, from November to March. Data will be submitted to Project Feederwatch, a national database maintained by Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology that is used to track long term trends in bird distribution and abundance. This project will train the students of Arcata Elementary School to collect and analyze monitoring data, and provide them with a valuable opportunity to connect to nature.

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May
7
Sat
2016
4:00 pm   Brew at the Zoo @ Sequoia Park Zoo
  Brew at the Zoo @ Sequoia Park Zoo
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  Brew at the Zoo @ Sequoia Park Zoo | Eureka | California | United States
Get your tickets NOW!  The Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation is excited to announce its 10th annual Brew at the Zoo fundraising event on Saturday, May 7th from 4 to 8 p.m. This fun-filled evening includes: beer tasting from 17 breweries, … Continue reading
Jun
10
Fri
2016
7:00 pm Zoo Night at the Crabs Game! @ Arcata Ballpark
Zoo Night at the Crabs Game! @ Arcata Ballpark
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Sequoia Park Zoo will be featured as the Humboldt Crabs take on the California Expos in Arcata for “Zoo Night”! Guests are welcome to dress up as their favorite zoo animal and Super Salmon will be making a special … Continue reading

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