The process of discovery is within your grasp. Once you have learned a little about birds, you are ready to use that knowledge to make informed decisions for your neighborhood and even in the world. Look at the following Case Studies and think through some solutions. Are your solutions different than the ones provided? Good. Environmental management techniques are only best practices for the here and now. Over time, the reaction to environmental stresses may change and new ideas are needed. That's the wonder of environmental education. In Math, the answer is always the same. In the environment, the answers change. Use your knowledge to help in your own neighborhood. Use the comment form below to tell us more about bird problems and solutions from your community.
How to read and use a Case Study
Researchers learn about the Northern Saw-whet Owl.
Each case study is comprised of:
Using your keen sense of logic and knowledge of the natural history of birds, identify 3-5 techniques you might use to solve the problems this species is facing in both our local and global community. Use the web to locate more information about this species and use this information as a scientific basis for your solutions.
Each case study also includes a link to current conservation efforts that have been chosen by conservation leaders to solve the problem at hand. Contact these agencies and conservation partners with new ideas and solutions to these problems.
You can help.