Two weeks ago, Scott, Kathryn and Angela went to Cal-Wood Education Center to build 53 nest boxes with 4th grade students from Ryan Elementary school. This event took almost the entire day and gave students an opportunity to learn about ornithological research in general, as well as what is happening behind the scenes and how to build a nest box! These nest boxes will be installed throughout the vast Cal-Wood property and around the city of Boulder in the fall. We hope that chickadees will like their new housing options next Spring, which will help us gather data for several projects going on in the Taylor lab (see our Research page!) and educate future Cal-Wood students about breeding habits of birds.