Cornell Ornithology - Making A Difference in BirdingApril 17, 2009
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology maintains a strong grasp on the cultural development and overall well-being of neighborhoods all across the U.S. Their intensive study on the vast genre of birding and bird communication has been proven invaluable to scientific literature, and the Lab has implemented many programs that harness this wealth of information. Cornell Ornithology has developed a phenomenal program that is bringing more and more children outside into the beauty of nature and wildlife, and is looking to help even more local neighborhoods enjoy what resides right outside their doorstep. Bird watching is closer than you think! The Cornell Ornithology Lab believes the bird watching is the missing link between children and nature. A child’s eyes light up when using birding binoculars to see cardinals nesting in a nearby oak tree, or when spotting an adorable family of geese from afar with a junior spotting scope. Not only does the lab showcase the local bird population, it gives children insight for the future. Sunflower seeds come in each Celebrate Urban Birds kit to grow and harvest seeds for you newfound bird family. Cornell is turning children and adults alike into educated Citizen Scientists. Cornell Ornithology is an ever expanding organization aimed to help reconnect children with nature, and your sharing of this experience is what keeps these enlightening community programs going. Follow the lead of OpticsPlanet and become a part of this birdwatching journey into the outdoors by donating now to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. It only takes five dollars to open up a child’s life; be the one that says yes.