Monday, April 11, 2011

Nest Box Construction with Youth

Fresno Audubon Builds Community and Conservation Awareness: A Day Constructing Nest Boxes with Local Youth

Engaging community members in hands-on activities with tangible conservation outcomes is key in building and sustaining a conservation constituency.

On March 31st Fresno Audubon partnered with the Fresno Housing Authority for a day of nest box construction. Alicas Conley with the Fresno Housing Authority helped coordinate the multi-location event with Fresno Audubon volunteers Marian Orvis and Ed Case.

Over the course of the day two groups of approximately 30 diverse and underrepresented youth and adults in South West and Central Fresno assembled 10 Tree Swallow nest boxes. Participating volunteers glued, assembled, and painted boxes with messages welcoming birds, warning of possible threats, and wishing future chicks luck in their adventures.

Constructed boxes will be strategically placed with available data from and monitored using

Fresno Audubon enjoys working with new audiences and strives to create experiences which inspire conservation in youth. If your interested in participating in our nest box program: assembling boxes, monitoring boxes, or volunteering as a guide in future nest box assembly events please contact:

Matt Wilkes, or (559) 715-2473

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