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Junior Ornithologists 2019

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Duke Farms

1112 Dukes Pkwy W

Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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Join a Duke Farms educator to learn why Duke Farms is For the Birds! During these sessions, Junior Ornithologists will gain an understanding of what makes birds so unique and fascinating. Through games and classroom activities, we will explore the life histories of birds and delve into topics such as bird biology and adaptations for flight, behavior, diets and habitats. We will learn to use binoculars and field guides and will go outside to see what our feathered friends are up to throughout the year.

*Note: These programs are designed for families with children in grades 1 through 6. At least 1 adult must accompany each family of children during this program, with no more than two adults accompanying each family. We cannot accommodate any younger children who are not currently in 1st grade. This includes the younger siblings of any registered 1st-6th grade participant, as well as any toddlers or babies in arms, carriers, slings or strollers.

ACCOMPANYING ADULTS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO REGISTER.

Part of each program is spent indoors learning about the topic of the month and then we go outdoors to identify and observe birds in the field. This program will run rain or shine, so please dress for the weather! Appropriate shoes are required. Please bring a refillable water bottle.



May 5: Global Birding Big Day

The first weekend in May is the peak migration time for many of our returning birds in spring. It is also the weekend when bird watchers from all over the world go out record their bird observations as a global citizen science project. Join a Duke farms naturalist as we go birding watching for science!

June 16: Habitats Are Homes for Birds

Birds have adaptations that make them well suited to live in some habitats, but not others. Let’s explore the meadows, lakes and woodlands of Duke Farms and learn about the different kinds of birds that call these places home.

July 28: A Hummingbird’s Life

It’s almost impossible to believe that a bird that weighs about the same as a penny can migrate all the way to Central America and back every year. We will take an in depth look at the life and times of these tiny miracles on the wing. We’ll also learn about gardening for hummingbirds and participants will take home seeds of a flower that is a hummingbird favorite.

August 18: Birds Beaks and Bugs

What’s a bird’s favorite meal? The answer depends on what kind of bill is attached to the bird. And what’s the difference between a bill and a beak anyway? We’ll explore these topics then go out and observe birds and their beaks in action.

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1112 Dukes Pkwy W

Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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