Explore Birds From Home 2020 – Session 1

Participating in Explore Birds From Home 2020, kids 5-10 years old will learn about birds, their super powers, and create bird-inspired objects using common household items. We kicked off the program on August 25th. We went on a treasure hunt for red objects and shared stories about them, compared a red-tailed hawk eye to the

Explore Birds From Home program flyer

Explore Birds From Home

Kids 5-10 years old, join Eco Projects + KoKo NYC for free bird natural history and maker classes! We will learn about birds, their super powers, and create bird-inspired objects using common household items. There is a new theme each class. The first theme is BINOCULARS and class will be held on Tuesday, August 25th,

Explore Birds From Home logo

Washington Square Park August 2020 Nature News

Although the Black Lives Matter uprisings have moved on from the park, the demands for racial and economic justice are ongoing in NYC, nationally, and globally. This month we are launching Explore Birds From Home, free bird natural history and maker classes, in collaboration with the teaching artists at KoKo NYC. This program is funded

A tree spray painted in Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park July 2020 Nature News

We don’t have an official statement about the protest marks on the monuments in the park, but we have to speak out against the defacement of trees in the park. Trees are living beings, not objects, with inherent rights to exist and thrive. Please do not “tag” the trees in Washington Square Park or elsewhere.

Our Past Work, 2018-2014

The seed for Washington Square Park Eco Projects took root in 2013. We launched as WSP Ecology in 2014 with the park’s first online tree map, WSP Eco Map. The map also featured layer of Minetta Brook’s historic and contemporary flows. In 2016, we received our first permit to conduct a long-term wildlife survey from

Carolina wren, GBBC 2020 poster

Great Backyard Bird Count 2020

Please save the date for the 2020 Great Backyard Bird Count in the park. We will be walking the transect and counting winter birds on the morning of Saturday, February 15th. Email us for start time and meeting location. By the way, a Carolina wren (pictured above) was last seen in the park on October 5, 2019.

bird specimens from WSP Eco Projects ed collection

Explore Birds at Practice Space in Cambridge, MA

EXPLORE BIRDS went to Cambridge, Massachusetts on August 1, 2019 for an open studio hosted by Practice Space. We took seven specimens to the studio: American Goldfinch, American Kestrel, Cooper’s Hawk, European Starling, Rock Pigeon, and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Would you like to incorporate biological illustration into your studio’s programming? Email us at hello (at) wspecoprojects