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Field Trip 2: Bird Conservation in an Urban Environment » Central Park Zoo: Electronic Design & Construction

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Mar 18

Field Trip 2: Bird Conservation in an Urban Environment

 

Checking out Pale Male's nest on 5th Ave

Checking out Pale Male’s nest on 5th Ave

checking out pale male'sign

At the Bronx Zoo learning about the new flight tunnel

At the Bronx Zoo learning about the new flight tunnel

Trials to test bird safe windows. Birds are put in the flight tunnel at one end. Then they fly towards the windows at the other end. The window that they avoid, is the safer of the two.

Trials to test bird safe windows. Birds are put in the flight tunnel at one end. Then they fly towards the windows at the other end. The window that they avoid, is the safer of the two (no birds are harmed in this process, they’re stopped before the actual collision).

A Surprise Guest! Chris Sheppard, the leading authority on urban bird collisions was on site to talk with our teens! What an awesome surprise!
A Surprise Guest! Chris Sheppard, the leading authority on urban bird collisions was on-site to talk with our teens! What an awesome surprise!

Chris talking about bird collisions and showing them different designs.
Chris talking about bird collisions and showing them different designs.

Two different designs to prevent bird collisions (the one with the black lines is 95% effective).

Two different designs to prevent bird collisions (the one with the black lines is 95% effective).