KLO Middle School


Bluebird Boxes

School: KLO Middle School

Votes Received: 57

We are grade 7 students from KLO Middle School and we decided to build bluebird boxes to increase the Bluebird population in North America. Last month, we set up a Bluebird Trail at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus) with the help from several community members. We will be monitoring the Bluebird boxes for years to come by counting the eggs, banding the chicks and sending the data of the project to the North American Bluebird Society. We know that by working together, we can have a positive impact on other living species. While working on this video, we realized that youth can help our environment one small step at a time. We understand that even the smallest actions can make a difference on our environment. We hope that the video will have a positive effect on other people in our community and that it will increase the sustainability of our planet. The Bluebird Box project will not be concluding once the BC Green Games are over. We realize that it is important to get the word out about the bluebirds so we have decided to continue to raise awareness about this species. We will be presenting the video to a variety of places in our community. This includes; KLO Middle School during an assembly, other schools in the district, the school board office, the City of Kelowna, local PAC members, the University of British Columbia and the Royal Road University. There will also be an article in our local newspaper this coming April. We are hoping this will raise awareness about the situation and generate excitement about helping our planet. The Bluebird Box Project was a great success and we hope it will continue to make a positive difference for the birds in years to come.


Mentors Consulted

Grade 9 Students, Russell Cannings


Tags

Animals
Community
Ecology
Sustainable Development
 
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