February 21, 2013
A fourth grade science class at the Westdale Heights Academic Magnet in Baton Rouge, LA, has been participating in Project FeederWatch this season and loving it! Pamela Fry’s class, with the help of volunteer Dennis Demcheck, have been learning about birds through Project FeederWatch.
“Several science teachers… have come to me and remarked that the students’ intense interest in birds (feeders outside classroom windows) has sparked a wider interest in science,” says Dennis. The students started observing and counting feeder birds in November 2012 and have been drawing the birds that they see. “The students are still drawing birds and giving the drawings to me,” he says. “They can’t stop and neither can I. This is a presentation that will never be finished–only updated.” Dennis put together this fantastic slide show to share the students’ enthusiasm for birds and Project FeederWatch…check it out!