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Birds, Banding and Migration Field Trip Series (4-5)

Field Trip Series: School-based introductory program followed by a field trip with another wrap-up lesson at your school

Intro School Program (one-hour) Students learn about the importance of bird banding research with a multimedia virtual tour of our bird banding station and they will learn about songbird migration elements and use of a field guide and migration maps with an interactive group challenge.

Field Trip (multi-hour) Visit the bird banding station to observe how migratory birds are captured, identified, studied, and released. Focus on native plants that provide nourishment, nesting material, and shelter for birds on a guided bird walk and use binoculars in the field to find and identify birds by sight and sound.

Follow-up School Program (one-hour) In this one-hour lab session, students will practice bird banding skills like species identification, taking measurements, and using banding tools with life-size bird models in the classroom and discuss how climate change affects birds over time.

Locations: School & Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.

Program Location(s):

  • Ipswich River, Topsfield

  • Your school or other location

Grades:

4, 5

Price:

In-School Sessions: Program cost depends on number of classrooms participating and the length of the program (no auditorium style programs). Maximum of 20-22 students per classroom and no more than 3 classrooms per day. Specialty program fees and mileage not included. Field Trip Session: Program cost depends on number of students and length of program. Mass Audubon charges a flat fee per group of 15 students ("sub-group"). Maximum of 4 sub-groups of 15 students or 60 total students. Entry fees to certain field trip locations not included. Please contact us for a direct quote.

Learning Standards Supported:

  • 4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures

Contact:

For more information email us - [email protected].