Activity #1: Speaking Bird
1. Student Worksheet: Speak Bird!
Allow sufficient time for students to research as many of the resources listed below and on the Resources page as are feasible.
As students read the material, have them follow the instructions on the worksheet to create a seabird glossary for their assigned topic. Ask students to compile their glossaries and then make them available to all students to aid help them in completing this activity.
2. Glacier Bay Bird Groups
3. Important Areas for Glacier Bay Seabirds
4. Create Skits
Did You Know?
When Captain George Vancouver surveyed Southeast Alaska in 1794, the wall of ice that filled the bay was (at its greatest extent) 100 miles long, 20 miles wide, and 4,000 feet thick. Just 250 years later, this same ice has retreated 65 miles, the fastest glacial retreat on record.