This space displays local research findings directly related to Norman Bird Sanctuary for roughly one year’s time. This station focuses on science communication–in the years to come this corner will continue to explore local conservation science research, offer object-based learning, and give visitors the opportunity to engage with local science.
Coyote Corner (October 2022 – December 2023): This space highlighted the local research of Dr. Numi Mitchell, our regional coyote scientist. Use the iPad (when in function) to explore coyote movement on the island and touch and feel various artifacts of the charismatic opportunistic omnivore. Interactive youth eye-spy and coyote diet games are located in this corner as well.
Hydro Hideout (Coming January 2024): Hydro Hideout is an informational and hands-on way to get to know our local water! This space helps naturalists learn how water moves across Aquidneck Island, highlights ways we can better understand and care for our local water systems and explores some of the ways water has shaped the history of Norman Bird Sanctuary. The exhibit centers research by Greta Markey, former NBS Teacher Naturalist and current Master of Science Candidate in Water Science, Policy, and Management at Oxford University, and NBS Conservation Intern, Maya Baldauf. Check out the interactive watershed display, observe the different layers of the ocean, play the saltwater vs freshwater creature matching game, learn about exciting water research happening on the NBS campus, and more!