Nesting shelters built by Gulfport High students presented to Audubon Mississippi

A number of Gulfport High School STEM students have been hard at work building nesting shelters for migratory birds on Gulf Coast beaches.

The shelters were constructed utilizing funding and tools from the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools grant.

Executives from Harbor Freight were there on campus to help present 200 new nesting shelters to Audubon Mississippi.

The partnership between GHS and Harbor Freight began in 2017 and has grown in the years since. Bob Kilmer with Harbor Freight Tools for Schools said, “The fantastic thing about today is that they’re a STEM haven and what they’re trying to put together here is an example of kids using tools, materials, and processes to solve a problem and meet a need. They’re doing it not only here at the high school, but they’re reaching down to their elementary schools and connecting with the community. What could be better for a kid’s education?”

The shelters will provide an extra layer of protection to eggs, keeping them safe the from the sun and avian predators.

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