Grades 3-8 | California Academy of Sciences presents Spot that Bird – Feb 7, 2019 12:10pm EST

In this 45 minute program, students will build skills for spotting birds. Through observation, students will identify unique bird adaptations and feeding strategies in a variety of habitats. They will take a closer look at some of the Academy’s bird collections! Students will then create bird field notebooks modeled on journals from Academy scientists! In no time, students will notice birds and their behaviors in their own backyards or right outside the schoolyard.

Grade Range: 3-8

Curriculum: STEM, Science

Tags: STEM, science, birds

Grades 3-8 | California Academy of Sciences presents Spot that Bird – Feb 7, 2019 1:10pm EST

In this 45 minute program, students will build skills for spotting birds. Through observation, students will identify unique bird adaptations and feeding strategies in a variety of habitats. They will take a closer look at some of the Academy’s bird collections! Students will then create bird field notebooks modeled on journals from Academy scientists! In no time, students will notice birds and their behaviors in their own backyards or right outside the schoolyard.

Grade Range: 3-8

Curriculum: STEM, Science

Tags: STEM, science, birds

Grades 4-9 | The Center for Birds of Prey presents World of Vultures – Feb 28, 2019 12:10pm EST

Join us for a look at the fascinating and fragile world of vultures.  We’ll get up close and personal with an American Black Vulture and learn about the plight of Africa’s critically endangered Hooded Vulture.  See for yourself why ornithologists since John James Audubon have been curious about the olfactory ability of the Turkey Vulture.  Finally, visit the Center for Birds of Prey’s “Vulture Restaurant” to see wild vultures and even perhaps a Bald Eagle as they feed on carrion. You’ll learn about the causes and consequences of vulture declines in Africa and Asia and gain an appreciation for the important role vultures play as one of our most efficient and valuable scavengers. 

Grade Range: 4-9

Curriculum: STEM, Science

Tags: STEM, science, bird, vultures, sustainability, ornithology

Grades 4-9 | The Center for Birds of Prey presents World of Vultures – Feb 28, 2019 1:10pm EST

Join us for a look at the fascinating and fragile world of vultures.  We’ll get up close and personal with an American Black Vulture and learn about the plight of Africa’s critically endangered Hooded Vulture.  See for yourself why ornithologists since John James Audubon have been curious about the olfactory ability of the Turkey Vulture.  Finally, visit the Center for Birds of Prey’s “Vulture Restaurant” to see wild vultures and even perhaps a Bald Eagle as they feed on carrion. You’ll learn about the causes and consequences of vulture declines in Africa and Asia and gain an appreciation for the important role vultures play as one of our most efficient and valuable scavengers. 

Grade Range: 4-9

Curriculum: STEM, Science

Tags: STEM, science, bird, vultures, sustainability, ornithology