Bird Visit Culminates Science Unit

Bird Visit Culminates Science Unit
Posted on 09/27/2016
A Chinese Pigeon Visits Students

Two Screech Owls, two Chinese Pigeons, as well as a few parrots came to visit with fourth-graders at Meadowbrook School on Monday, Sept. 26.

The birds live with Karen and Rich Weiner from A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife, a not-for-profit bird sanctuary located in Northbrook.

The students observed the natural adaptations that the different birds have for their survival, such as eye placement, the sound of their wings, and the types of beaks they have.

The bird refuge crew will also visit Westmoor School Sept. 30 and Greenbriar School Oct. 5 as part of the new science unit on plant and animal structures and functions.

Meadowbrook teacher Kathryn Mazzarella is a volunteer with the bird sanctuary and arranged for the visits. The refuge rescues injured wild birds and domesticated birds that are given up by their owners.

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