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Birdology
Birdology ›
By Monica Russo, Photographs by Kevin Byron
Price 17.99

Trade Paper

Published Jan 2015

AAAS Subaru SB&F Excellence in Science Finalist 2016NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 2016 An engaging book that encourages young nature enthusiasts to explore the world of birdsThis generously illustrated, full-color book teaches kids that birds can be seen almost anywhere: in city parks and streets, zoos, farms, and backyards. Using "Try This," "Look For," and "Listen For" prompts, Birdology promotes independent observation and analysis, writing and drawing skills, and nature literacy. Kids observe the diversity of shapes, colors, patterns, and behavior of birds; listen for their songs and the clap of wings; make a juice-box feeder; plant flowers that attract hummingbirds; start a birding journal and sketchbook; and much more. Other topics that are presented in clear, kid-friendly prose include migration, nesting, food, territories, and conservation and preservation. Additional resources, such as a glossary, bird orders and scientific names, bird and wildlife organizations, and "Teacher Topics" to initiate classroom discussion and investigation, are also included.
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