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The Thing With Feathers
This workshop is intended for ages 8-11.
Did you know there are over 900 bird species in North America? Birds are all around, yet they frequently go unnoticed. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn about our feathered friends who inhabit the city and those who pass through during migration. We’ll talk about how birds are related to dinosaurs, what owls eat, why pigeons bob their heads when they walk, and how birds warn us about the effects of climate change. We’ll learn about extinct birds like the passenger pigeon, dodo, and Carolina parakeet, and we’ll study raptors. We’ll conduct field studies by traveling off-site to observe and sketch birds, and we’ll contribute our observations to science. We’ll also learn how birds have inspired poets and writers from Edgar Allan Poe to Emily Dickinson to Jamaal May.
Students should expect to attend the full two weeks.