Students will learn about migratory flyways and investigate one bird species found on the Mississippi Flyway. They can present their findings by assuming the role of the bird as they write migration entries, or label a map of the bird’s migration pattern and provide a brief description of what happens at each location. The lesson plan will take one to two hours of class time to complete, plus homework.
- Raptor Resource Project Flyway Cam: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/flyway-cam/
- Flyways of the United States: https://www.fws.gov/birds/management/flyways.php
- All About Birds Field Guide: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/
- RRP Video Libraries: https://raptorresource.education/video-libraries/
The Lesson Package includes US Flyway maps and blank maps for the United States, Mexico, and South America. Teachers are welcome to apply for an educational account to observe birds with other classrooms from around the country. The chat is moderated by Raptor Resource Project volunteers. Link: https://www.raptorresource.org/classroom/. If you don’t have a Raptor Resource Project classroom account, register here: https://www.raptorresource.org/register/. To watch the eagles or other birds without an account, follow this link: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/.Elementary, Life Science, and Middle School