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Master Naturalists install birdfeeders at middle schools

Earlier this month, the Middle Peninsula Master Naturalists installed birdfeeder poles and feeders at Peasley and Page middle schools.

The poles, feeders and birdseed were donated in a partnership coordinated by the Gloucester Clean Community Coordinator Elisabeth Wilkins, who works with local science teachers to educate students about the importance of proper trash disposal and reducing the amount of plastics being used and ending up as trash.

Page Middle School Science teacher Sarah Moore, who also runs the school’s Green Team after-school club, is shown with one of the installed birdfeeders.

The feeders were installed so that science teachers and their students could participate in the community science project The Great Backyard Bird Count run by the National Audubon Society. Data collected from this project is used by scientists all over the world to study bird populations. Science teachers Stephanie Sowers of Peasley Middle School and Sarah Moore of Page Middle School...

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