Birding Through the Seasons: The Anticipation of Migration (Intergenerational) March 9, 2024

Mar 09, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

Location

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine St. , MN 55047

Cost $30.00

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Topics

birds migrating

Join educator and bird enthusiast Jaime Souza for the next phase of Birding Through the Seasons. Kids ages 8 to 12 may attend for free! (This class is not recommended for children younger than 8.)

March is typically spring break month. We find ourselves dreaming of palm trees or desert landscapes where the warmth of the sun can thaw us from outside, in. We begin anticipating our own migration, just as birds begin sensing it is time for their future travels north to summer breeding grounds. During this intergenerational class, we will:

  • Reflect on and map our own personal migrations during the course of our lifetime while simultaneously considering the journeys birds take during their lives. 
  • Discover the basics of migration: how, why, and where? 
  • Forecast bird migration through the Cornell Lab of Ornithology BirdCast website
  • Realize the hazards and obstacles birds face by participating in a migration simulation
  • Gain insight into the latest technology scientists are using to study bird migration
  • Go birding!!

Your instructor will provide the following:

Students are asked to bring:

  • Binoculars (optional, but preferred)
  • Insulated coffee mug (optional)
  • Smart phone with the following apps downloaded ahead of class (optional, but preferred)
    Merlin
    e-Bird 
  • Warm layers for being outside and insulated, waterproof boots

Age Requirement
Students between the ages of 8-12 can attend for free with a registered adult. (There is no need to register the child – just email info@marinemillsfolkschool.org to let us know who you are bringing.) Students ages 13-15 can register with another registered adult. Students aged 16-17 are welcome to attend with written permission from a parent or guardian by email to info@marinemillsfolkschool.org.

Skill Level
Beginner birders welcome! This class is for all birding levels, especially beginning birders. 

Location
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

Cost Details
Tuition: $20
Materials Fee: $10
Total Cost: $30

NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.