One Bird Two Worlds, a new Minnesota-based science curriculum*, is designed for use with the 5th grade to 8th grade as a yearlong science theme or tailored to an 8 week concentrated unit.
Your students study of neotropical migratory birds and the two worlds they inhabit will give flight to an understanding of how our local actions and decisions have a global impact.
The curriculum focus of birds, forest, and people is woven together with a travel scheme, by our ambassador bird the Baltimore Oriole, by our sister state Costa Rica, and by our common ecosystem, forests.
Students use their travel passport to fly with Minnesota's neotropical migratory birds to Costa Rica and back. Along the route students journal their flight path through migration challenges and mysteries, forest habitats, scientific inquiry, a research project of their own, and apply what they have learned to solve global needs of people and wildlife in real-life situations.
*Adapted with permission from Wisconsin DNR's One Bird Two Habitats
Offered at workshops with Flying WILD curriculum.
Project WILD Coordinator