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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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Aug
6
Sat
2016
5:00 pm 10th Annual Zootini Gala Event @ Sequoia Park Zoo
10th Annual Zootini Gala Event @ Sequoia Park Zoo
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:45 pm
BUY Tickets HERE. Tickets will be held at Will Call. Join the Sequoia Park Zoo for the 10th annual Zootini, a gala evening of wild fun at Sequoia Park Zoo! Enjoy a leisurely walk around the zoo while sipping a signature … Continue reading
Sep
25
Sun
2016
all-day International Red Panda Day
International Red Panda Day
Sep 25 all-day
Celebrate the Red pandas during this FREE admission day at Sequoia Park Zoo! Learn all about these fuzzy friends and support conservation efforts to help protect their habitat! Activities will take place from 12-4pm and feature face painting, games, and … Continue reading

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