Video games Make Bird ID Enjoyable
Written by Mark Bramhill
Mark Bramhill: That is BirdNote.
When science educator Chidi Web page started educating her college students establish birds, she needed a approach to interact children and assist them be taught shortly. She regarded for hen associated video games, however solely discovered hen bingo and a few flashcards. So Chidi determined to make her personal recreation.
Chidi Paige: A modification of the sport “Guess Who.”
Mark Bramhill: You already know, the sport the place you and your opponent every have a bunch of images of faces, and also you’re attempting to infer which character they have been assigned by asking sure or no questions, like “Are they carrying glasses?” and utilizing the method of elimination.
Chidi Paige: So in our case, I swapped it up with birds. They began asking questions like, does your hen have a crest?
[Blue Jay call, ML 43998451]
Does it have a blue head?
[Blue Grosbeak song, ML 94465]
Does it have an eye fixed ring?
[Hermit Thrush song, ML 136174]
Does it have a masks?
[Common Yellowthroat song, ML 32206081]
And so taking part in that recreation simply began opening their eyes to particular options that every hen species has.
And we referred to as it Which Is It, as a result of it seems like which-is-it? Which-is-it? Which-is-it? Like some inquisitive hen.
[Common Yellowthroat song, ML 32206081, 0:23-025]
Mark Bramhill: “Which Is It?” was just for her college students — however they liked it! And this impressed Chidi to make extra bird-games. Birdwiser Exhibit is a bird-identification card recreation, form of just like UNO. And she or he’s engaged on a board recreation about migration as properly. With these video games, Chidi hopes she will be able to make studying about birds enjoyable and thrilling for teenagers.
You’ll find extra about Chidi’s video games on our web site, BirdNote.org. I am Mark Bramhill.
Senior Producer: John Kessler
Content material Director: Allison Wilson
Producer: Mark Bramhill
Affiliate Producer: Ellen Blackstone
Managing Producer: Conor Gearin
Bird sounds supplied by The Macaulay Library of Pure Sounds on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Blue Jay ML 43998451 recorded by M. Medler, Blue Grosbeak ML 94465 recorded by W. Hershberger, Hermit Thrush ML 136174 recorded by M. Medler, and Frequent Yellowthroat ML 32206081 recorded by J. McGowan.
BirdNote’s theme was composed and performed by Nancy Rumbel and John Kessler.
© 2022 BirdNote March 2022
Narrator: Mark Bramhill
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