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Operational   Start Date : 2006 End Date : Info Last Updated : Fri, Dec 3 2010 5:00pm PST

Primary Collaboratory Function :

  Virtual Learning Community  

Secondary Collaboratory Functions :

  Open Community Contribution System  

Domain(s) :

  BIOLOGICAL/AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES >Biological Sciences >Zoology, Other
HUMANITIES >Teaching Fields >Science Education

Brief Description of the Collaboratory :


BirdSleuth is an inquiry-based science curriculum that engages kids in scientific study and real data collection through the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's citizen science projects. Each BirdSleuth curriculum kit highlights one or more citizen science project, and encourages students to do what "real" scientists do: ask questions, collect data, look for patterns and evidence, test ideas, draw conclusions, and share results. BirdSleuth modules each include a Teacher's Guide, a Reference Guide and an Investigator's Journal and resource kit materials, including an educational tool such as our BirdSleuth Focus Cards, supplemental CD-ROMs, and full-color posters.


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Access to Information Resources :

  Most of their modules/educational resources are downloadable for a fee, while others are free.  

Access to People as Resources :

  On their Website they provide guidance for finding funding for equipment to participate in the project. They also provide training workshops at various locations. They also have a BirdSleuth Ambassador program. BirdSleuth Ambassadors are passionate educators sharing the BirdSleuth curricula with teachers in their community. BirdSleuth Ambassadors are educators reaching other educators. They offer teacher professional development workshops in their area, present BirdSleuth at teacher conferences, and distribute BirdSleuth brochures and information to their colleagues.  

Funding Agency or Sponsor :

National Science Foundation (NSF)

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Cornell University
   Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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