Ellis Bird Farm Blog
EBF HOSTED FOUR GRADE 9 STUDENTS TAKING PART IN THE ALBERTA SCIENCE NETWORK'S OPERATION MINERVA CONFERENCE
On Wednesday, May 22, Ellis Bird Farm hosted four Grade 9 students taking part in The Alberta Science Network's Operation Minerva Conference. This conference introduces girls to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Melissa Spruit, Glenda Shi, Brianna Kehler and Jessica Barclay spent the morning hearing of Ellis Bird Farm's history, goals and commitment to research on cavity nesting birds, particularly Purple Martins and Mountain Bluebirds. The job shadow experience culminated with a tour of the Mountain Bluebird Trail to view eggs, nestlings and the banding of an adult Mountain Bluebird.
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When purchasing from our online bookstore, Myrna will be happy to "sign" any of her books for you.
All proceeds from the sales of these books support the education, conservation, and research programs of Ellis Bird Farm.
· Household brooms
· Yarn and plastic lacing cord
· Umbrellas to loan out to visitors on rainy days
· Wooden or nature-based plastic beads for our school and day camp programs
· Old fashioned one-speed bike (to keep the farmstead theme of EBF). This would be used for staff to open and close the gate and other errands around the site.
· Leaf blowers
· Bistro sets (small table, two chairs
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