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Investigate Birds of Prey

Explore the expansive world of birds from small songbirds to iconic birds of prey. From diet to habitat to behavior, we will delve into all aspects of avian ecology. Studying food webs, adaptations, and biodiversity, students will learn where birds of all kinds fit into the ecosystem and how we can help protect our feathered friends.

Choose the components that fit your school’s needs:

In-School Program: Ellen Kalish (of Ravensbeard Wildlife Center) will bring a live owl to your school and work with students to dissect owl pellets and discover what owls eat and learn about the ecosystems in which they live.

Day Trip to Ashokan: Students will hike our Cathedral Gorge, explore wildlife habitats, learn about the role of birds of prey in the food web and meet live birds of prey presented by Ravensbeard Wildlife Center staff.

Professional Development: We will provide teachers with pre and post resource material and guide follow up lessons to enhance student outcomes.

Virtual Field Trip: “Rescued Birds of Prey” is an introduction to owls and raptors at the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center in Saugerties, NY.

Learning Standards: 3-LS4-3, 3-LS4-4, 4-LS1-1, 4-LS1-2, 5-LS2-1, 5-ESS3-1, MS-LS1-6, MS-LS2-3, MS-LS2-4, MS-LS2-2