Jenna Kimble – Winner of Best Wildlife Conservation Science Project – photo courtesy Carisa Kimble

Jenna Kimble wins Wildlife Conservation Award from Flathead Audubon for her project “Bird Brain” at the 2023 Flathead County Science Fair. Jenna used a maze and her own chickens to test their power to learn.

Her hypothesis was that the chickens would take the trial-and-error approach to learning each time to find food at the end of the maze. After three tries, they took no wrong turns and went directly to the food. Some learned after just one try. This demonstrated quick temporal-spatial learning in birds. Jenna is a student with Classical Conversation Homeschool.