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Team Warbler visits The Steward School

Team Warbler visits The Steward School

May 23, 2018

Last month, members of Team Warbler were invited to The Steward School to talk about their adventures in Panama earlier this year. Elementary, and high school science students learned about what it was like to track and study the prothonotary warbler as they wintered in Central America, and were some of the first to learn about and view a new smart birdhouse that will be introduced to track the warblers’ movements and migration.

Team Warbler is a collaboration among VCU students from the Center for Environmental Studies, Biology Department, and College of Engineering, and are led by Life Sciences’ faculty members Dr. Cathy Viverette, Dr. Ed Crawford and Dr. Lesley Bulluck.  

“The Steward School students and faculty were blown away by the passion of the VCU students and professors.  The students that heard about the project have been putting their inspiration to action. The second grade students have been taking leadership roles at our school in helping save the oak seedlings on the playground to carefully following the birds nesting on campus since hearing from the VCU students. Our inspired Middle School students are going to benefit next year as they will have an opportunity to explore Kimages Creek and the habitat on the James River with the Rice Rivers Center students and faculty.”  -Cary Jamieson, Director of the Bryan Innovation Lab at The Steward School

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