YMOS is also interested in involving educators in the world of birds.
- Birds are probably the best bioindicators of the quality of the environment. Species diversity and changes in bird populations give us a close glimpse into larger environmental changes that may be occurring. Changes in migration also give us a look at the impact of global warming on the natural world.
- Anyone can bird. Observations at a local feeder require limited materials and no equipment costs. Students can be introduced to data collection and analysis at a simple level.
- There are numerous opportunities for data entry and retrieval at a very local level. Bird data is collected in every country in the world and is available for viewing and analysis for every part of the State of Maryland. Data has been collected and posted from sites as close as 1-2 miles from your present location.
Summer Program on Birding for Maryland Teachers :
Maryland Birds And Bird Habitats
Using Authentic Data to Assess Environmental Trends
For Maryland Educators
June 22-27, 2014, Washington College, Chestertown, MD
A Joint Program of Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS) and The Washington College Center for Environment and Society
Application Deadline: Mar 31
Scholarship Application Deadline: Mar 15