July 2014

 

After Seabird Camp

31.07.2014 in 2014 Seabird Camps, Education, Uncategorized

Work on St. Paul continued for a few days after Seabird Camp. Our intern, Diamond, joined USFWS crew to capture Least Auklets and collect the food they are bringing back to their chicks in the colony. This was the second of three collection sessions that the wildlife refuge does each…

A big day on St. Paul Island.

17.07.2014 in 2014 Seabird Camps, Education, Uncategorized

Garbie was safely installed in her new home in the lobby of the Tribal Office. Here she is getting her photo taken with Paul and Dallas from the Tribal Government Eco Office.  Paul and Dallas helped Seabird Camp collect the marine debris to make Garbie. And, the “No Rats Allowed”…

Meet Garbie!

14.07.2014 in 2014 Seabird Camps, Education, Uncategorized

Garbie the trash bird was completed today and is looking for a (large) burrow to call home. She already has many friends!  Here she is posing with Ezra (one of the most enthusiastic builders) and some of her fans. Many many thanks to Ram and the creative team!  She’s amazing!

Seabird Camp Day 5

14.07.2014 in 2014 Seabird Camps, Education, Uncategorized

The final official day of Seabird Camp 2014. We started the day with a conference call with Sean Russell of the “Stow-It-Don’t –Throw-It” project.  It was good to see a young person from another part of the country doing conservation work.  Sean told us he did a bunch of conservation…

Seabird Camp Day 4

11.07.2014 in 2014 Seabird Camps, Education, Uncategorized

Another busy day at Seabird Camp! The campers finished painting their bright blue or green murre eggs to start camp today. We will use them for games tomorrow. Teams of campers used GPS units to navigate between waypoints all over the school yard.  At each waypoint they discovered an activity…

Day 3 of Seabird Camp

10.07.2014 in 2014 Seabird Camps, Education, Uncategorized

Here is a blog entry written by our student intern, Diamond, about her trip to the cliffs with Refuge biologists and the third day of Seabird Camp. This morning, Kendra and I went on the cliffs to count birds and nests. First, Kendra and I took a long and bumpy…

Day 2 of Seabird Camp

09.07.2014 in 2014 Seabird Camps, Education, Uncategorized

After doing some research, Campers were surprised to find out how long waste items take to biodegrade. We took in the “Stow-It-Don’t-Throw-It” program’s presentation on marine debris, learning about sources of debris and the ways it impacts the environment. Campers then staged a beach clean-up and collected the marine debris…

First day of Seabird Camp

09.07.2014 in 2014 Seabird Camps, Education, Uncategorized

We had a very busy, active and messy first day in Seabird Camp! During “Bird Beak Buffet” students learned which “beaks” work best for which food items.  We graphed our results on the spot and saw which beaks belonged to specialists and which belonged to generalists. We got outside to…

Champion Puffin!

09.07.2014 in 2014 Seabird Camps, Education, Uncategorized

The St. Paul Mini-Marathon is an annual event put on by the City of St. Paul as part of the 4th of July celebration. It starts at the Coast Guard Station and ends at the St. Paul School. This is the first time a puffin has competed. He finished 3rd…

KIDS DON’T FLOAT

03.07.2014 in 2014 Seabird Camps, Education, Uncategorized

Ram and Trevor have made safely to St. Paul, and everyone is busy preparing for Seabird Camp.  On their first day, they attended a “Kids Don’t Float” safety training. It was a very well attended event organized by the Pribilof Islands Aleut Communities of St. Paul. Over 20 kids took…