Piping Plover Nesting and Conservation

Students engage in a hands-on, inquiry-based activity with real bird nests and eggs before becoming piping plovers themselves and "feeding" throughout the classroom while dodging threats from predators and people. Students come away from this class with an understanding of threats piping plovers face and how humans can contribute to the survival of this species.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location


K, 1, 2


  • On-Cape Schools: $100/hour/naturalist

    Off-Cape Schools: $110/hour/naturalist
    $130/hour/research staff

    Naturalist to participant ratio is 1:20

Curriculum Frameworks:

1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts

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