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Curriculum Resources

Spring 2008 All About Birds

Using Conservationist for Kids in the Classroom

Information and activities in Conservationist for Kids encourages readers to explore outdoors at school and at home. You may wish to read it together as a class activity, or have your students read the magazine independently. The activities in the magazine may be completed by your students at school or at home. Additional activities and resources can be found on this online version of the magazine and DEC's website (look under the Education heading.) Please consider sharing the information you find here with your school library and curriculum resource specialists.

MST Curriculum Connections

The activities in this issue of Conservationist for Kids have been correlated to the New York State Math, Science and Technology Learning Standards for 4th grade, below. Connections to other learning standards may also be valid.

Feed the Birds:

MST4. The Living Environment 1-7
MST5. Engineering Design 1, 2

Keep a Life List:

MST1. Scientific Enquiry 1-3
MST4. The Living Environment 1-7

Teacher Workshops:

For teachers who have participated in a Project WILD or Flying WILD workshop, the following activities complement the current issue of Conservationist for Kids. For information about work-shops to obtain these curriculum and activity guides, visit upcoming educator workshops listed on the DEC website.

Project WILD Activities:
Color Crazy
Learning to Look, Looking to See

Flying WILD Activities:
Bird Behavior Scavenger Hunt
Who Was That Masked Bird?