Birds: Identification, Migration and Conservation
Program Length, Season and Appropriate Grade Levels
- This program lasts 1-1/2 to 4-1/2 hours, and can be adapted to suit your needs.
- The program is offered year–round.
- Appropriate for Grade Levels 4–12.
Program Description and Activities
This program presents a unique opportunity to discover, through bird observation and math/science/social studies activities, more about the lives of some of the colorful and interesting birds that can be found in our campus Natural Areas.
Your students will be engaged in a multifaceted program experience that may include:
- Use field guides to become familiar with a variety of birds.
- Learn the important bird plumage characteristics known as "field marks."
- Go for a naturalist–led walk to listen and look for birds.
- Have an up close look at live, wild birds that have been captured and banded as part of the RRBO research (fall only).
- Explore some of the tools and techniques of bird banding.
- Study an aerial photograph to see how the campus Natural Areas lures migratory birds to rest and feed.
- Play a game to study the importance of migratory stopover habitat.
- Use data gathered by RRBO in a statistics exercise that will use graphing.