Bird Nest Boxes

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Field Trip/Tour
Speaker
Resource Person
Exhibit/Display
Abstract: 

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.

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ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
Habitat
Migration
Niche
Population

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.

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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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NI3
NI4
NI5

Posted by Natural Innovations

Author: 
Friends of Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District, US Fish & Wildlife Service
Topic Areas: 
Conservation
Habitat
Wetlands
Target Audience: 
Grades Pre K-6
Geographic Location: 
Northwest
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Friends of the Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District
26624 North Tower Road
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
PH. 218-847-4431
detroitlakes@fws.gov

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