learn how to contribute data to winter bird survey

UMaine Extension 4-H offers new birding club for Maine youth 

Thu, 11/26/2020 - 8:45am

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a new statewide birding club for youth ages 9–18, with online monthly meetings to be scheduled December through April. 

The “4-H Bird Chats” club is for youth interested in citizen science, learning more about birds and sharing observations with others. Participants will learn how to contribute data to Project FeederWatch, a winter survey of birds in locations across North America, and share learning experiences with peers. 

The club is free to join; registration is required. Register anytime on the 4-H Bird Chats webpage. Online meeting schedule to be determined by Dec. 1.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Zabet NeuCollins, 207.667.8212; zabet.neucollins@maine.edu


University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine's land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.

About the University of Maine:

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state's land grant, sea grant and space grant university. It is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation. As Maine's flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is the state's only public research university and among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast. It attracts students from all 50 states and more than 75 countries. UMaine currently enrolls 11,741 undergraduate and graduate students who have opportunities to participate in groundbreaking research with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn master's, doctoral or professional science master's degrees, as well as graduate certificates. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide to conserve energy, recycle and adhere to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit umaine.edu.