Communicating Climate Change (C3)
In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology the Sciencenter provides afterschool programming to middle school students at Dewitt and Boynton Middle Schools. Students are using the NestWatch citizen science program to monitor bird nesting and breeding habits as a local indicator of climate change.
The Sciencenter is one of twelve museums participating in a nationwide effort to use citizen science to explore local indicators of climate change. Visit the C3 web site for more information.
"We are learning about how climate change affects birds and their breeding habits. It is important that we know exactly when the birds lay their eggs and when the eggs hatch so we can compare this with how it used to be."—Sophia, Age 12, Ithaca, NY
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