探花精选 Adventures

Engaging students in grades 3 through 6 in nature study and environmental stewardship.

introduces young people to the world of nature and wildlife through colorful magazines, online features and interactive games and puzzles, plus activities, guidance, and resources for educators. Designed for classrooms and other educational settings as well as for enjoyment at home, 探花精选 Adventures opens children鈥檚 hearts and minds to the wonders of birds, other wildlife, and the fascinating and complex natural world that is Planet Earth.

Developed by professional educators and scientists, 探花精选 Adventures is designed to be integrated easily into any curriculum area: science, mathematics, language arts, social studies, and the creative arts. It has been used in classrooms, home-school settings, after-school programs, camp programs, ESL classes, and more. Since its inception in 1984, more than 7 million students have participated in the program.

What are 探花精选 Adventures classrooms learning this year?

This year聽探花精选 Adventures聽puts the spotlight on聽the amazing variety within the world of birds, on all kinds of owls, and on long-legged wading birds like cranes, egrets, herons, and storks. For young people, learning about birds means learning about how all living things are connected to and affected by the other organisms鈥攐ther animals, plants, and human beings鈥攖hey share their habitats with.聽

奥丑补迟听探花精选 Adventures聽teachers tell us 聽

鈥淢y third grade students go birding in pairs around the two sites set up at our school. My amateur ornithologists have a clipboard with a data sheet and bird guide to take with them. The sheet requires weather conditions, temperature, date, time, number of birds seen, species, and behavior.鈥

聽鈥淚 have a rain garden right outside my classroom. At least once a week, sometimes more, we conduct class at the rain garden. Students are encouraged to identify various bird species. Students also discuss ways they can conserve to protect our environment.鈥

鈥淚 teach students with learning disabilities. Because I teach reading, writing, and math basic skills, I insert聽探花精选 Adventures聽into my curriculum. We read it together, annotate the reading, and then develop writing paragraphs from what they have learned.聽 . . . It is comprehensive, very exciting for the students, and they remember from year to year what they have learned.鈥

For more information, visit the聽, email聽chapter_services@audubon.org, or call 800-340-6546.

Meet Your New Favorite Bird
Great Horned Owl
Owls
Blue Jay
Crows, Magpies, Jays
Peregrine Falcon
Falcons
American Robin
Thrushes
Anna's Hummingbird
Hummingbirds
Great Egret
Herons, Egrets, Bitterns