The Secret Life of Migratory Birds

Where do our birds go each winter? During this field trip, learn about the mysteries of our migrating birds: their adaptations, habitat requirements, and conservation, and more. Explore our vernal pool to see an ideal stopover habitat for migrating birds and observe nesting boxes to learn about collecting data for Cornell’s Nest Watch research program right in our meadow. Using quality art materials, each student will be able to create and decorate their very own nature journal to take home.

Program Location(s):

Museum of American Bird Art, Canton


K, 1, 2


  • Children - $ 10.00
  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • This program has a minimum fee of $100.

Curriculum Frameworks:

K-ESS2-2 - Earth's Systems - organisms change env.
K-ESS3-3 - Earth and Human Activity - solutions to reduce natural resource use
K-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - where animals and plants get food
K-LS1-2 (MA) - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants/animals, grow/change over time
1-ESS1-2 - Earth's Place in the Universe - id relationships among seasonal patterns
1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts
1-LS1-2 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal behavior effects survival
1-LS3-1 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - sim./diff. among indiv. plant/animal
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings
2-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - observe/compare living things diff. env.

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