One of my favorite aspects of working at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is that I get to teach educational outreach ornithology classes for all ages of students here on Cape Cod. I'm fortunate to be now leading an enrichment class at Wixon Middle School on Monday afternoons and our group includes 11 fifth graders interested in birds. Yesterday we headed out into FREEZING temperatures, but not for too long. Next class I am stashing a bag of spare mittens and hats! We did manage to enjoy our brief sighting of a family of crows who were playing in the air and hunting for their supper. The students spotted two different kinds of nests (see images below - 1 nest photo) and we discussed whose nest it might be due to its size. Moving forward, I'm excited to share their bird lists and discoveries and creations from our Monday afternoons together. (double click photos to enlarge)
Testing out birdoculars
Thank you Mrs.Mezzetti and students of Wixon for welcoming me into your school so we can get outside together in search of birds in their natural habitats! Keep those bird lists going young bird nerds!