Series | Two school visits (1 hour) and a field trip (2 hours)
In the introductory classroom session, students will learn how to identify birds by both sight and sound, accompanied by a study of bird anatomy and bird behavior. Students will be able to practice their new identification skills during their field trip.
In the second visit, through experiential learning activities, students will explore bird adaptations and discover how some species of birds are affected by climate change. Bird migration and the mechanics of bird flight will also be investigated.
While hiking the sanctuary trails, students will use the knowledge learned in the classroom sessions to explore a variety of bird habitats. They will make observations (both visual and auditory), recording their observations in a nature journal. Students will be introduced to how they can participate in community science projects and contribute to birding databases online.
Locations: Your school and either Broad Meadow Brook or Wachusett Meadow
Wachusett Meadow, Princeton
Your school or other location
9, 10, 11, 12
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Learning Standards Supported:
HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems