My name is Anya Gavrylko, and I am a research assistant for the Bird Friendly UW project, a CSF funded effort to reduce bird collisions on campus. The project is based around UW’s campus and monitors bird collisions with buildings in order to support our long term goal of finding design based solutions and identifying which species in our area are most vulnerable to collisions.
To carry out this research our project needs student volunteers to walk collision monitoring routes for one 90-minute shift a week. Volunteering with us is a great way for students to practice bird identification and engage with urban wildlife, while also gaining experience in a research setting. Next quarter we will also be offering a class, ARCH 499: Conservation Design – Preventing Bird Building Collisions (Meeting Time: Wednesdays 6:30 – 8 PM) for students interested in learning more about preventing bird collisions, sustainable architecture, and urban conservation efforts.
To help us spread the word about these opportunities, we were hoping you could share the attached flyer with your students? We would tremendously appreciate it!