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Winter Birds in Iowa
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Explore the unique world of birds that call Iowa home throughout the cold winter months. A naturalist from the Warren County Conservation Board describes the characteristics, adaptations and habitats of our fine-feathered friends. The discussion includes an explanation of the migration process. Listen to birdcalls and learn about feeding wild birds.

The presenter allows time for student questions so please come prepared.

Registrants receive the complimentary books The House I'll Build for the Wrens and Birds in Your Backyard or alternate titles.

February: National Bird Feeding Month

Check the K-12 Calendar for the following Warren County Conservation Board ICN events:

  • Amphibians and Reptiles
  • All About Owls
  • Animal Habitats
  • RAAD: The Lorax
  • Reading with a Naturalist
  • Interesting Insects
  • Pond Life

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Applicable standards from McREL:

Science Standards (Earth and Space Sciences)

Standard: 5 Understands the structure and function of cells and organisms

Level I [Grades K-2]
1. Knows the basic needs of plants and animals (e.g., air, water, nutrients, light or food, shelter)
2. Knows that plants and animals have features that help them live in different environments

Level III [Grades 6-8]
1. Knows that organisms can react to internal and environmental stimuli through behavioral response (e.g., plants have tissues and organs that react to light, water, and other stimuli; animals have nervous systems that process and store information from the environment), which may be determined by heredity or from past experience

Standard 6: Understands relationships among organisms and their physical environment

Level II [Grades 3-5]
1. Knows the organization of simple food chains and food webs (e.g., green plants make their own food with sunlight, water, and air; some animals eat the plants; some animals eat the animals that eat the plants); some animals eat the animals that eat the plants).


Classroom Resources:

The following related programs are available on IPTV's broadcast or from the AEAs: (Check The Classroom Resource ( Web site for broadcast dates and times.)

  • BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY (Grade Level: 4-12)
  • REAL SCIENCE IV; program no. 5 (Grade Level: 5-10)
  • DRAGONFLY TV (Grade Level: 2-5)
  • WILD CHRONICLES (Grade Level: 5-12)

Sessions are provided at no cost to PK-12 students and the adults working with or on behalf of PK-12 students in Iowa.

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Contact Person:
Abby Brown

(800) 532-1290 or (515)242-4181
Offering Dates & Times: Registration Deadlines:
January 28, 2014
 Tuesday, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Audience: Grades K-4
Friday, January 24, 2014
January 28, 2014
 Tuesday, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Audience: Grades K-4
Friday, January 24, 2014
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