VOA慢速英语视频(视频+中英文本) 第432期:青少年帮助科学家观察大自然
日期:2017-06-07 09:00

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Taking photos, making observations, the young citizen scientists documented many kinds of plants and animals as they can.
这些年纪轻轻的小科学家们拍照、观察,以便记录下多种多样的种植物种类。
The competition is in its second year and is growing.
比赛进行到第二年,并且参加人数在不断增长。
"But this year, it's L.A. versus San Francisco and New York and Chicago and Seattle and many, many other cities.
“但今年,这是洛杉矶与旧金山、纽约、芝加哥、西雅图以及其他许多城市之间的比赛。
And we are hoping to find as much nature in each of these different cities and it's a bit of a competition."
我们希望在这些不同的城市中,尽可能找到更多自然界中的动植物,可以说这是一场比赛。”
Thousands of people participate, finding thousands of species.
许多人参加了这次活动,找到了成千上万的物种。
"Today I found at my school a mourning dove, and two mourning doves in their nest
“今天我在学校找到了一只哀鸽,有两只哀鸽在巢里,
and now we're here I found ants...ants, bees and a house finch."
在这里,我还发现了很多蚂蚁、蜜蜂和一只家朱雀。”

青少年帮助科学家观察大自然

But the kids are working with some real scientists who study the species in this region.
孩子们正和一些在这个地区研究物种的真正的科学家们合作。
"We actually stay in one of the world's 35 top biodiversity hot spots,
“我们所在的这个地方实际上是世界生物多样性最丰富的35个地区之一,
which means we have both incredible biodiversity and we also have a large threat to that biodiversity."
这意味着我们拥有令人难以置信的生物多样性,同时也面临着巨大威胁。”
This nine-year-old loves observing nature.
这个九岁的孩子喜欢观察大自然。
"What they like about it is diversity miracle and experience different things like,
“人们喜欢感受生物多样性的神奇,体验不一样的事情,
in nature like finding different species of birds and insects."
例如:在大自然中寻找不同种类的鸟类和昆虫。”
A bird at their school has captured the interest of these youngsters.
他们学校的一只鸟引起了这些孩子的兴趣。
"Just that little bird, less than an ounce, brings up so many wonderings about geography and range and weather,
“那只不足一盎司重的小鸟,引发了很多关于地理、山脉和天气的想象,
and why does it like this tree?
为什么它喜欢栖息在这棵树上呢?
And these questions form in students' minds, and they're off and running."
这些问题萦绕在学生们的心中,这是很不错的事情。”
The exercise has a lesson.
我们能从这次实践活动中学到一点:
"We are part of this environment, and they are part of this environment—the plants, the animals, the critters that live here.
“我们人类是环境的一部分,它们也是这个环境的一部分,包括动物、植物以及所有住在这里的小动物。
So it's really helping us to understand how to increase the health of our environment."
所以这真的有助于我们了解如何保护环境,让地球更健康。”
And (it's) getting people of all ages involved in science.
而且有助于让各年龄段的人都参与到科学探索中来。
Mike O'Sullivan, VOA News, Los Angeles.
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