Students Help Save Marbled Murrelets!

Thanks to a group of bright and talented 7th and 8th grade students in Newport, Oregon, we have a dozen fabulous minute-long Public Service Announcements aimed at saving the marbled murrelet.

I have posted three of the videos below made by Newport Prep students after their field trip to Cape Perpetua, Oregon, where they learned from biologist Kim Nelson (OSU) about the threat to murrelets by corvids (ravens, jays, and crows). These birds are the primary predators of murrelets in eggs and chicks at the nest and humans are partly to blame. The videos explain the problem and offer ways to stop it.

These videos are not narrated, but the images and text pack a punch that no conservation group is likely to match. Please take 3 minutes to watch the videos...and then another to forward them along.

Want more? Here's a link to the full set. Thank you Newport Prep!