Tag Archives: Youth

St. Paul Students Create Seabird Documentary

Funded by the North Pacific Research Board, 10 middle school students from St. Paul Island in the Bering Sea had the opportunity to make a short documentary in order to feature the importance of seabird research as well as the significance of seabirds to their home. Throughout the school year, students learned how to identify the 11 common seabirds of the region, seabird behaviors, specific facts about the birds and also the effects of marine debris on seabird populations. As the year came to a close, students left the classroom and went out into the field to gain firsthand experience of observing seabirds, applying what they had learned in the classroom.

In addition, together with St. George Island, these students have established the Seabird Youth Network. The network is designed to provide awareness and opportunities related to seabird ecology, scientific research and conservation biology.

Click here to watch St. Paul Island Seabirds.

COASST photos from Thurgood Marshall Elementary

Here are some of the pictures took from a presentation and classroom activity by Kelsey Leigh Gordon, a former COASST intern. Thanks for the great activities.

 These are all 4th grade students from Thurgood Marshall Elementary in Seattle.
They did a short powerpoint presenation, they took notes on the three measurments, and then the kids measured 1 wing and 1 foot. A lot of kids said that this was really fun!

Seabird Lessons | Pribilof Seabird Youth Network

The Seabird Youth Network is an amazing partnership between schools, tribal government and the scientific community on the Pribilof Islands of Alaska. Their site profiles local seabirds and presents easy to follow lesson plans for teachers to use in the classroom. It looks like a lot of fun to me! Great job seabird youth network!