Lesson Plan

Investigating Bird Migration and Climate Change

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Subject:
Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Botany, Civic Engagement, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, Ecological Engineering, Ecology, Environment, Marine Biology, Meteorology, Oceans, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management, Writing
Duration:
90 minutes
Group Size:
Up to 36
Setting:
in the park

Overview

In this activity students will discover what a wildlife refuge is and explore this outdoor classroom and laboratory while conducting experiments and gathering data. Students will establish a personal experience with bird species they may see on their visit to the Refuge. As a pre activity the students will create bird identification cards for the two birds. Students will collect data on habitat, weather and tides to better understand the effects of climate change on birds and their habitat.

Background

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Vocabulary

Adaptation
Aquatic
Climate
Coast
Coastal upland
Ecosystem
Estuary
Invasive plant
Marine
Meadow
Native plant
Phenology
Phenophases
Refuge
Weather