Birds and Their Adaptations
The snowy owl (Nyctea scandiaca) can be seen in Connecticut during harsh winters.

Grade Level: Elementary School
Science Content Standards: K.2; 1.2, 1.3; 3.2; 4.2; 6.2
Language Arts Content Standards: 1.2

Description: The Yale Peabody Museum’s wonderful Birds of Connecticut Hall provides a focus for learning about wild animals that are part of our everyday lives. Every child sees birds, yet most know very little about these fascinating creatures. Seeing such common birds as the ring-billed gull (Larus delawarensis), red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) and crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) can help students be more aware of wild animals that are part of their world. The instructor will also discuss concepts basic to the science of biology, including animal adaptations, migration and endangered species, appropriate to the ability of the students and their interests.