Conservation, Classrooms, and Citizen Science!

  • Started in 2003 by Ranger Eric Powers, this unique school program integrates conservation, relationships and balance in ecosystems, life cycles, biodiversity, citizen science, and human impact.
  • Adapted for all grade levels from kindergarten through high school.
  • Suitable for libraries, clubs, and scout groups as well.
  • Participants incubate Northern Bobwhite Quail eggs and then donate the 1–2-week-old quail chicks to CEED.
  • Volunteers raise the quail for another month in outdoor flight cages located around Long Island until they are ready for release into the wild.
  • CEED’s goal is to create a sustainable population of Northern Bobwhite Quail on Long Island once again.

We guide schools to the resources needed to get a quail program started, provide in-class workshops, and the opportunity for teachers and students to release their raised quail into the wild. See below for the details on this year’s Public Quail Release.

Watch the video below or visit our Conservation page for additional information on this remarkable project.

Please consider participating in this “real world” science and conservation project, joining the thousands of students already participating.  Together we will make a positive change for our community and give Mother Nature a helping hand at balancing our ecosystem!

“It adds so much to our classroom curriculum, and entices the students to learn about all aspects of the Quail, our environment, and our impact…good or bad…that we have on our environment.  No matter what, I’m IN again for next year!”

– Robin Obey, 2nd Grade Teacher

Download our Northern Bobwhite Quail Project flyer for details on what you need to get started with your own Bobwhite Quail program, including permit, supplies and project timeline.

Sign up for our Quail Mail list to stay up to date on CEED’s latest Northern Bobwhite Quail Project happenings and get access to more project and classroom resources.

Questions or ready to book your quail workshop? Please email

Please join us for the big release!

The latest Bobwhite Quail Project news…

Anyone can volunteer. Even you!