Shorebird Sister Schools Program
Conserving the Nature of America

Explore the World with Shorebirds-Shorebird Sister School Program

  • Resource Type: Education Programs & Materials > Curricula
  • Contact Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Geographic Location: United States, Canada, Mexico (Coast, Marsh, Prairie pothole), Caribbean, Central America, South America
  • Phone: 304-876-7479
  • E-mail: jim_siegel@fws.gov
  • Web: http://digitalmedia.fws.gov/cdm/ref/collection/document/id/1598
  • Description: This is a multidisciplinary eduction guide for grades 2-12 from the Shorebird Sister Schools Program. It includes ideas for how to adapt for preschool, 1st grade, home school, youth groups, and nature center. This curriculum uses shorebirds as a focus for learning about wetland habitats, migration, and other cultures. The curriculum is integrated into many subject areas and is correlated to national standards. Download for free!
  • Audience: Students: PK-2, Students: Grade 3-5, Students: Grade 6-8
  • Threats: Habitat loss (ex. agriculture, urbanization, logging, livestock, dams, roads)
  • Habitat: Coast, Grassland, Marsh, Prairie pothole
  • Language: English, Spanish, Japanese, Russian
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Oil Spill Curriculum from the Shorebird Sister Schools Program

  • Resource Type: Education Programs & Materials > Curricula
  • Contact Organization: Jim Siegel, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Geographic Location: United States
  • Phone: 304-876-7479
  • E-mail: jim_siegel@fws.gov
  • Web: http://digitalmedia.fws.gov/cdm/ref/collection/document/id/1651
  • Description: Using the theme of the 2013 Gulf Spill's impact on migratory birds and other wildlife, the curriculum explores the work of various environmental professionals that mobilize to respond to ecological threats. Students learn about a few key migratory bird species and the Fish and Wildlife Service's National Wildlife Refuge Systems that conserves them, as well as the impacts of oil spills on the Gulf Coast ecosystem and its human communities. Students will hear about a variety of natural resources careers and the academic experience and job skills needed to be successful in these conservation positions.
  • Audience: Educators/Interpreters/Public Affairs, Students: Grade 6-8, Students: Grade 9-12
  • Threats: Energy Development (ex. wind, gas, oil, coal)
  • Habitat: Coast
  • Language: English

 

Shorebirds-Migratory Superheroes! A Student Activity Guide from the Shorebird Sister Schools Program

    • Resource Type: Education Programs & Materials > Fun Activities
    • Contact Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    • Geographic Location: United States, Canada, Mexico (Coast, Marsh, Prairie pothole), Caribbean, Central America, South America
    • Phone: 304-876-7479
    • E-mail: jim_siegel@fws.gov
    • Web: http://digitalmedia.fws.gov/cdm/ref/collection/document/id/1600
    • Description: Fun activities for kids to support shorebird education, such as connect the dots and word searches. This is a product of the Shorebird Sister Schools Program. Download for free.
    • Audience: Students: PK-2, Students: Grade 3-5
    • Threats: Habitat loss (ex. agriculture, urbanization, logging, livestock, dams, roads)
    • Habitat: Coast, Grassland, Marsh, Prairie pothole
    • Language: English, Spanish

     

    Aves Migratorias Superheroes, Actividad papa estudiantes

  • Resource Type: Education Programs & Materials > Fun Activities
  • Contact Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Geographic Location: United States, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, South America
  • Phone: 304-876-7479
  • E-mail: jim_seigel@fws.gov
  • Web: http://digitalmedia.fws.gov/cdm/ref/collection/document/id/1601
  • Description: Actividades por estudiantes que complementar una programa de estudios de aves playeras. Descargar gratis.
  • Audience: Students: PK-2, Students: Grade 3-5
  • Threats: Habitat loss (ex. agriculture, urbanization, logging, livestock, dams, roads)
  • Habitat: Coast, Grassland, Marsh, Prairie pothole
  • Language: Spanish