Squirrel Energy Budgets

In this module, students will catalogue and observe behavioral foraging patterns in squirrels using an event logging program (BORIS).


  • Guide: BORIS User Manual
  • BORIS Training Project File (BORIS file)
  • BORIS Squirrel Training File (BORIS file)
  • Video: BORIS Training Video 1
  • Video: BORIS Training Video 1
  • Lab: Energy Budgets
  • Lab Supply List
  • Link: Squirrel Videos - this link goes to squirrel foraging videos playlist


  • This module is simple to implement remotely. Students will need to download free BORIS software.
  • Graduate students are available to assist in teaching this lab remotely. Depending on travel and availability, they may be able to teach in person.


Boise State University

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