Students will explore the nesting needs of various types of birds with a focus on waterfowl and bluebirds. Habitat needs for nesting will be identified. Samples of nest boxes will be shown. Nest box maintenance and survey information will be provided. May negotiate assistance and supplies for a nest box building activity. This program is available as a classroom activity or on-site visit to the Detroit Lakes WMD office as volunteers are available.
ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES 3-5.
B-2 Social and natural systems may not function as well if parts are missing, damaged, mismatched, or misconnected.
MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
3.IV.C.2- The student will know that changes in a habitat can be beneficial or harmful to an organism.
4.III.A.1- The student will identify and investigate environmental issues and potential solutions.
4.IV.B.2- The student will learn that the characteristics used for grouping depend on the purpose of the grouping.
5.IV.E.2- The student will recognize that extinction of a species occurs when the environment changes and the adaptive characteristics of a species are insufficient to allow its survival.
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Friends of the Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District
26624 North Tower Road
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501