Friday, October 8, 2010

Catch of the Day - The National Aviary - 10/8/2010

The National Aviary offers an innovative selection of interactive classes for students of all ages geared to engaging their minds in science and conservation.


The National Aviary's web curriculum gives students and teachers the opportunity to enhance their bird knowledge and awareness. Materials include lesson plans, games, activities, and other teacher resources.

  • Early Elementary - Students will learn the basics of what makes a bird a bird, and discover ways to identify various types of birds by using their eyes and ears.
  • Late Elementary - Students will learn the characteristics that make a bird unique, and discover many of the adaptations that differentiate various species.
  • Middle School - Students will observe and record bird behaviors such as preening and foraging and investigate and track the behavior of migrating birds.
  • High School - Students will learn about threats facing wild bird species, and delve into conservation issues facing many bird species both locally and around the world.


Bird Resources is a directory of links to sites where students and teachers can learn much more about birds.


Located in Pittsburgh, PA, The National Aviary also offers a wide variety of in-house and outreach classes and programs. In-house classes are only $5 per student October through February. Teachers can download the Self-guided Tour PDF for use during your visit.


1 comment:

Mrs. Tenkely said...

It would be so much fun to adopt a bird as a class, especially for elementary classrooms that aren't able to have a class pet.

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