POSTED: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 3:32pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 8:18am
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — Youngsters are participating in a summer enrichment program at the Children's Museum of Brownsville at Dean Porter Park. They are part of the Citizen's Science Project that is helping research efforts at Cornell University. Children's museum of Brownsville Educational Director Jennifer Williams says the kids have a list of Rio Grande Valley indigenous birds they are try to spot and identify.
"It will go to Cornell University and they will use this information to determine how birds use green spaces and how to bring birds to urban spaces."said Williams.
The kids have had a lot of success spotting the ones on their list.
"Have you see birds today? Yes, I saw two laughing gills and I saw one grackle."said one student.
"I saw the black and yellow one, and a black and white one, and this one."said another student.
Williams says this a great learning experience for the kids.
"Any age is a good age to start science, the younger the better, this shows them even small children can do science and be a contributing factor for data gathering and information gathering.”said Williams.