Program: Brainy Birds in the Science and Sustainability Center

Topic(s)
Adaptations, Animal Biology, Birds/Ornithology, Ecology, Energy/Natural Resources, Forest Ecology, Living With Our Environment, Nature Walk, Plant Biology/Botany
Description
What is so special about our flying feathered friends, birds? Students will learn about the industrious and expert nest builders whose beaks and tongues are perfectly adapted to take advantage of their favorite food.
Students will work in small teams to create their own bird nests while outside at Walden West, as well as learn about the human-induced challenges the open ocean albatross faces by dissecting a bolus.
Location(s)
Field Trip
Duration
3 hours
Fee Description
$12 per student, $10 per student if more than one grade at the same school attends in the same school year /$250 day minimum. Transportation funding may be available for qualified Title 1 schools.
Grades
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade
Standards
Life Science - 3-3, Investigation and Experimentation - 3-5, Life Science - 4-2, Investigation and Experimentation - 4-6, Life Science - 5-2, Investigation and Experimentation - 5-6
Areas of Service
No restrictions
Learning Objectives
Our curriculum supports California Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.
Other Info
The Abby Sobrato Science and Sustainability Center is a new facility at Walden West - Saratoga. Science programs accommodate groups of up to 90 students during day-long field trips that involve students in a unique blend of activities. Students rotate through three investigation stations where they explore the outdoors, participate in a hands-on inquiry based science lesson, and a sustainability-related lesson.

These activities complement teachers’ classroom lessons and are aligned to California Science and Common Core State Standards. Each lesson is lead by the Sustainability Center Coordinator, a team of highly experienced volunteers, and school-provided parents who guide students through each experience.

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