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Central Park Zoo: Electronic Design & Construction » Creative Activism in Climate Change: 2/25 - 6/1/2014

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).

 

 

 

Mar 18

Birding at Site 1: Hudson River Coastline

coastal - sat 1Sat 1Sat 1 - coastalSaturday 1

Mar 11

Day 3 – Scrapyard Challenge Part 2

This is the second round of the Scrapyard Challenge workshop we ran at the Central Park Zoo on March 11, 2014

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Mar 06

Day 2 – Scrapyard Challenge Part 1

Here’s a video of the hacking we did on the second day of the program! Scrapyard Challenge – creating instruments from junk!

Photos of the workshop

Feb 26

Day 1! Drawbots Intro Activity

Today was the first day of our spring workshop at the Central Park Zoo!
Today we built Drawbots! Photos below!

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