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LEAF Anthology

Natural Cities: What has a bird done for you lately?

What has a bird done for you lately?
Contributed By: Lilly Briggs with Dan Strauss, Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Cornell Civic Ecology Lab

The purpose of this mini-unit is to inspire critical thinking and generate discussion about the impact of birds on humans, society and the urban environment. It is designed to encourage students to make connections between themselves and the birds around them.

By thinking critically and respectfully listening to their peers, students learn new things about birds in their city and consider bird conservation issues from a new perspective.

Through activities, discussions and projects, students play an active role in exploring the world of urban birds and the larger ecological and societal role that urban birds are a part of.

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