The Celebrate Urban Birds project held another Youth Summit here at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology on April 25 and April 26, 2013. The Lab hosted 21 youth from Brooklyn and from Syracuse NY. Youth got a chance to:
- learn about careers in conservation science
- interact with scientists
- learn about higher education
- get an inside look at cutting edge research and technology
- explore Lab programs
- tour the Lab of Ornithology
- experience Cornell
Thursday focused on exploring Cornell. Youth visited the Johnson Museum of Art, listened to a talk about the admissions process in the Latino Studies department, and got an official campus tour. They also got to experience Cornell dining!
On Friday participants did some early morning bird banding, explored the Museum of Vertebrates, looked for nests in Sapsucker Woods, and learned about our Bioacoustics Research Program .
Youth also got to interact with scientists and learn about cutting-edge research and technology. They learned about the power of community-based citizen science, web design and data visualization, got an in-depth look at Macaulay Library and met archivists, recordists, and researchers. The workshop ended with an overview of the Lab’s conservation science initiatives in the neotropics.