See how kids in San Diego are getting a taste of nature through Celebrate Urban Birds, a Citizen Science project from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
(upbeat music) - If we see a bird flying in any of this, imagine there's a square, then those will be the birds we count.
- Celebrate Urban Birds is a Citizen Science project focused on reaching out to communities that are not represented in the sciences.
- Did you see that?
- [Boy] Where's the hummingbird?
- It's right there.
It's right in there.
- We don't want the sciences to just reflect one particular worldview.
- Did anyone see the American crow?
- We have to do it side-by-side with people from all different neighborhoods, all different backgrounds.
- The bird needs... - Food, water, shelter.
- Everything that we need.
And we try to get the kids off of television, and just put'em into nature.
For the underserved community, to get that chance, is incredible.
- Hopefully, we'll get tons of nasturtiums and sunflowers covering this hillside.
- [Makeda] We're trying to let children know that science is for everyone.
- Right there!
- It's flying right there!
(children exclaiming) - These kids, they're gonna remember these experiences for Celebrate Urban Birds, and say, I see myself in the sciences.
- I learned today, I was a citizen scientist.
I was checking out birds, how the science and stuff worked out.
- We saw the rock pigeon, and then we saw the hummingbird.
- Oh! I saw one up there.
- We thought it could be a pigeon, but we didn't know.
- When scientists have a question, and all we are hearing is one perspective, that doesn't make it complete.
We need all the voices, because we're all living on the same planet.
(kids clapping) (upbeat music)