Birds abound at Armand Bayou Nature Center! See bird specimens and artifacts and play fun games as you discover how bird's adaptations help them survive.  Stop by the red-tailed hawk exhibit to observe some birds of prey up-close.

Then learn few birding tips and search for birds in forest, prairie and pond habitats on a guided hike.

Grades K- 5th  ~  Time 10:00 am - 12:00 noon  ~  Group Limit Minimum 10  ~  Fee $10.00/participant (children and adults)

One chaperone or teacher per 10 participants is free of charge. A 10-to-1 ratio of students to adults is required.


 
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Objectives

Students will:

  • Observe and describe bird specimens.

  • Identify bird adaptations, such as hollow bones, feathers, and specially shaped feet and beaks.

  • Match bird beaks and feet to their corresponding foods and environments.

  • Look for birds in their natural habitats.


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Vocabulary

  • Bird - a warm-blooded vertebrate that lays eggs and has feathers and a beak

  • Vertebrate - an animal with a backbone

  • Warm-blooded - able to keep its body at a steady (warm) temperature

  • Adaptation - something that helps an animal survive or reproduce


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TEKS (2012-2013 Science)

  • K.1A&B, K.2C, K.4A&B, K.10A&B

  • 1.1A&B, 1.2C, 1.4A, 1.5A, 1.10A, 2.1A&B

  • 2.2C, 2.4A, 2.9B, 2.10A

  • 3.1.A, 3.4.A, 3.10.A3.1A, 3.2B, 3.4A, 3.9A

Pre Trip Material (PDF)


Please see the field trip planner for more information about scheduling a field trip