YMOS is also interested in involving educators in the world of birds.
- Birds are probably the best bioindicators of the quality of the environment. Species diversity and changes in bird populations give us a close glimpse into larger environmental changes that may be occurring. Changes in migration also give us a look at the impact of global warming on the natural world.
- Anyone can bird. Observations at a local feeder require limited materials and no equipment costs. Students can be introduced to data collection and analysis at a simple level.
- There are numerous opportunities for data entry and retrieval at a very local level. Bird data is collected in every country in the world and is available for viewing and analysis for every part of the State of Maryland. Data has been collected and posted from sites as close as 1-2 miles from your present location.
- Last but not least, MOS offers scholarships to educators interested in learning more about birds and the environment:
Summer Programs on Birding for Maryland Educators :
A Program of Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)
Scholarship Application Deadline: Nov 15