Black Hill Partnership Blog


In the fall of 2015, Barnesville embarked on a school-wide partnership with Black Hill Regional Park to enhance outdoor and environmental education across the School’s curriculum. This blog chronicles related programs and activities.


 

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6th Grade Makes Bluebird Boxes


Black Hill Park Naturalist, Tina Stachura, is working with Barnesville’s sixth grade students to make and install Bluebird boxes around the School’s campus later this spring. Students visited Black Hill where they learned about the Bluebird life cycle, habitat, and why naturalists encourage people to put up boxes to protect and preserve the species.

After assembling Bluebird boxes, the class headed outside to check on some of the boxes located around the Park. Students observed how to monitor the boxes to ensure they are not taken over by invasive species such as European Starlings and House Sparrows. When Ms. Stachura played the Bluebirds’ song on her iPhone, a pair of Bluebirds flew over the class!

While at the Black Hill Nature Center, students also observed via webcam a Bald Eagle in her nest feeding her two eaglets.

Next week, Ms. Stachura will be on Barnesville’s campus to help the students scout out locations for their Bluebird boxes.

Posted by Jan Hyland on Tuesday March, 15, 2016 at 09:13AM
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