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Are We Disturbing Birds?

Secondary, Elementary, Middle


This outdoor activity has students explore how changes in human land use are impacting bird habitats. Students walk through the community to identify the recent changes that have taken place. Based on their observations, students determine if the changes have improved the bird habitats or destroyed their environment. Students suggest ideas to improve disturbed habitats and create a plan for action.

General Assessment

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The lesson offers an easy-to-implement activity that provides an outdoor learning experience as well as an interesting way to explore bird habitats.   The activities support science and language arts outcomes for grades 4 to 10.

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Themes Addressed

  • Ecosystems (3)

    • Appreciating the Natural World
    • Biodiversity
    • Habitat Loss
  • Land Use & Natural Resources (1)

    • Habitat Restoration