Are you ready for the next challenge?

For this challenge, we decided to take inspiration from the master engineers -BIRDS.

Our summer STEM Challenge #3 is to BUILD A NEST

From the tiny hummingbird to the mighty eagle many birds build unique nests to protect their young ones from predators and the weather. Nests come in all different shapes and sizes and are made using different materials. While there is the blue-footed booby who clears an area, marks it with its guano (bird poop) and calls it a nest, there are also birds like the weaver birds that painstakingly build one of the most beautiful, and intricate nests. Watch the video clip below to see these brilliant builders create their masterpiece homes!

Your challenge is to think like a bird and using materials found in nature, try to build a little nest. What kind of materials do birds use to build nests? Different birds collect different materials to build their nests. Look for twigs, feathers, moss, grass, leaves, tree branches, and stones.

Remember you are a bird building a nest. You cannot use glue or tape to hold the nest together.

So take a nature walk and gather as many materials as you can, research and pick your favorite nest and get building!

Your winning design could win a plush organ of your choice from our challenge partner I Heart Guts

How to enter

  • Email your entries (photos or videos) to with the subject line “BUILD A NEST SUBMISSION”. You must also include a brief description of the materials you used, any challenges you encountered during the building process and how you overcame them
  • This challenge ends on AUG 8, 2019


You can accept the challenge by yourself or as a team. In the event of a team winning a challenge, the entire team is awarded one prize.

Challenge open to children ages 6-12 years in the USA.

Winners will be chosen and notified via email by Aug 9.

Good Luck !

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