STUDENT PROJECTS AND RESEARCH

SCC has added a couple new projects for students to observe biodiversity on campus. Become a member of eBird and iNaturalist and start to observe and record the amazing wildlife and plants that are on campus. Citizen Science is an important way to help research and protect the biodiversity that exists here on campus and around the globe. Be Part of the Solution!

eBird Application

iNaturalist Application

Phenolgy Observations: Phenology refers to the key seasonal changes in plants and animals from year to year. Become a Citizen Scientist in your region. It easy and fun and provides important data for scientist studying the dramatic changes taking place in plants and animals. Check out Natures Notebook online and sign up to be a observer.

Solitary Bee Studies: We are currently in the process of developing bee posts to embark on studies that observe the interaction of solitary bees with their nesting environments.

Native Propagation: Growing native plants and trees to help with restoration of lands on and off campus.

Burrowing Owl Nests: Students observe burrowing owl pairs on campus, and make-sure artificial burrows are habitable. Burrowing Owls (-Owl Cam Testing Link)

Bird Surveys: A variety of bird species visit the campus. With the continued observation and documentation of these species we hope to compile data on when these birds visit and what plant life they prefer.

Pollination Studies: Along with the solitary bees, many other important pollinators exist in the Sonoran desert. We make an effort to landscape with native pollinator plants and hope to diversify the ecosystem here at SCC.

Click here for a Pollinators video!