"Many songbird species are in trouble. With this kit, you can help your students appreciate our songbirds and learn how we can all work together to make sure that thier songs always herald spring in the Americas."
-from the Songbird Blues Curriculum
The Songbird Trunk is a great way to get students thinking about the amazing feat of migration and where our summer songbirds disappear to every winter. It contains wonderful cultural connections with peoples living in Central and South America.
This trunk contains curriculum materials for grades K-5. The Songbird Blues: Exploring Migratory Songbirds of the Americas has lesson plans for grades K-5 while the Fiesta! Mexico and Central America: A Global Awareness Program has lessons plans for grades 2-5. Both curricula focus on songbirds in Montana-learning about their other life in the tropics, finding out about problems they face in their summer and winter homes, and learning how to take part in conservation efforts to conserve and protect songbirds and thier habitats. Check out some of the lessons!
Posters-Tracking the Journey, Migration of the Western Hemisphere, Tropical Birds in Your Backyard
Create-A-Bird-Habitat felt board
Birds of North America playing cards
Boreal Forest Magazines
Birds in a Changing Climate Magazines
Eight (8) pairs of binoculars
All of Glacier's traveling trunks are free of charge and can be borrowed for 2-4 weeks at a time but must be picked-up and dropped-off in person (Sorry, it is not possible to mail the trunks.) To arrange to borrow a trunk please submit this reservation form for the trunk you are interested in and the dates you would like to borrow it. If you have other questions about the traveling trunks, contact Glacier's Education Specialist.