Ordinary Extraordinary Junco

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Ordinary Extraordinary Junco

  • 2012
  • Directed By: Jonathan Atwell, Ellen Ketterson and Steve Burns
  • Documentary
  • 88 Minutes
  1. Tuesday, December 11, 2012 6:30 p.m.
Still image from the film Ordinary Extraordinary Junco
The Ordinary Extraordinary Junco is a project designed to engage student and adult audiences of all backgrounds. The feature-length film (88 min) is comprised of shorter modules (2 to 20 min.) that highlight past and present biological research on one of the most common and abundant groups of songbirds in North America, the Juncos. Each module explores key themes in animal behavior, ecology, or evolution, and conveys the process of scientific research with high school and college science standards in mind. The film modules can be viewed sequentially for public broadcast and screenings, or they can be used independently for classrooms and online viewing. Videos and corresponding teaching materials and links to research articles and related content will all be freely available on a purpose-built website beginning in January 2013.


For more information, visit www.juncoproject.org.

Songbird Research presss release