The City of Fort Worth is working with elementary students from Fort Worth ISD to help pick the city’s official bird.

Participating campuses were assigned one of six bird options — Barred Owl, Carolina Chickadee, Great Egret, Eastern Bluebird, Red-Shouldered Hawk, and Red-Bellied Woodpecker — approved by the Fort Worth Audubon Society, said the district on its website. Students conducted research and created presentations to advocate for their assigned bird.

“This project aims to educate students about various bird species and demonstrate how science intersects with other aspects of life, including civics, biology, history, research, data collection, argumentation, math, literacy, and more,” reads the website.

Some students created videos in support of the bird that they were assigned, reported the Fort Worth Report.

Rufino Mendoza Elementary – Barred Owl:

Glen Park Elementary – Carolina Chickadee:

J.T. Stevens Elementary – Great Egret:

Westcliff Elementary – Eastern Bluebird:

Van Zandt-Guinn Elementary – Red-Shouldered Hawk:

Westpark Elementary – Red-Bellied Woodpecker:

Participating schools included:

  • Alice Carlson Applied Learning Center
  • Carter Park
  • George C. Clark
  • Daggett Montessori
  • Diamond Hill Elementary
  • Glen Park
  • H.V. Helbing
  • Maude Logan
  • Meadowbrook
  • Rufino Mendoza
  • M.H. Moore
  • North Hi Mount
  • Overton Park
  • South Hills Elementary
  • JT Stevens
  • Van Zandt-Guinn
  • Westcliff
  • Westpark

According to the district’s website, the most compelling presentations were featured at the district’s annual science fair on April 4, where community members were invited to vote for their favorite.

After the voting is completed, Fort Worth ISD will notify the city council of the winner, which will be recognized in an official proclamation, per FWR.