Palm Beach College Students Get In On Owl Cam
“Owl Cam” is sweeping the nation, and the latest group to succumb to “Owl Fever” is a group of college students atPalm Beach State College in Belle Glade, Florida.
Using cameras in owl nesting boxes is nothing new, but the new attention on the Internet to barn owls and their nesting habits has caused interest in camera boxes to skyrocket recently. Several groups are sponsoring owl cams that feed into a live stream that can be viewed by people anywhere on the planet.
Belle Glade Campus Owl Cam
The Belle Glade campus students have installed live webcams in two of the barn own nesting boxes located on the west side of the facility. Students and anyone else who is interested can observe from any computer or mobile device simply by clicking on the link.
Dr. Vetaley Stashenko, anatomy and microbiology professor, created and supervises the Barn Owl Project at Palm Beach State College. He built the boxes himself and mounted them on ten-foot poles, then worked with the college’s information technology department to install the webcams.
According to Stashenko, the owls usually become active around 6:30 or 7:00 p.m. Students in various classes are required to view the owl cam for a certain amount of time and to write about their observations, drawing conclusions from what they have seen. This allows students to perform actual scientific observations instead of simply reading about owl behavior.
You Don’t Have To Be In College . . .
You do not have to be a college student to enjoy the owl cam phenomenon! There are several owl cams currently live all over the Internet; choose one or more to watch live streaming of owl behavior. Owl cams may go dormant from time to time as owl families move or projects and funding end. However, it is usually easy to find an owl cam somewhere in the world that you can tune in to on a regular basis.
Owl cams can be a great way to teach your children about the beauty of nature. Perhaps you and your family can start your own “owl watch” and record your observations to share with each other!
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