June’s topic will be birds! Backyard Birds!

June's topic will be birds! Backyard Birds!

http://naturechallenge.tamu.edu/central/challenge/backyard-birds/

We will build birdhouses and discuss bird-watching techniques, and record-keeping.

I will need help gathering supplies for the bird-houses. Please refer to the Challenge website for design ideas. (I'm going to check out Pintrest also.)

As always, this event is no cost (donations welcomed) and open to all homeschoolers. Please RSVP so we know how many supplies we need to build the houses. The older kids in the group are first and second grade – and we always have younger siblings running around. Check out our website for past topics.

September – Rock Flipping

September 9 is Rock flipping day (2) (3). In today's class we will make observations of what we find under rocks and logs in the yard. Behold the world of insects!  Bring a notepad, pencil and camera to document what we see under rocks. This is an exercise in properly collecting data and taking sample surveys of populations.

Chiang Mai, Thailand has one of the worlds largest private insect collections.

UPDATE – write up