Songbirds, Science and Outdoor School
Siskiyou Field Institute provides this place-based education program teaching awareness of birds and habitat conservation through interactive classroom science lessons and outdoor learning experiences.
Students begin the program in the classroom with a presentation from an SFI Youth Education Instructor, where students will learn bird adaptations and the relationships between birds and their habitats through the scientific inquiry. Following the classroom visit students will spend a one day field trip, or a two-day and one-night visit to Deer Creek Centerís (DCC) impressive 850-acre facility.
In the Field, Students will
NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS UPDATES COMING SOON!
- Discover three unique habitats at Deer Creek Center's 850-acre campus.
- Conduct educational field investigation with their field journals using scientific inquiry.
- Spend a morning using binoculars in the field, identifying birds and listing bird species found on the campus.
- Spend the night at Deer Creek Center engaging in group games, hikes, fire ecology,
storytelling, evening campfire, and team building.
This program uses Oregon State Standards in the classroom and the field:
5.1L.1 - Explain that organisms are composed of parts that function together
to form a living system.
5.2L.1 - Explain the interdependence of plants, animals, and environment, and how
adaptation influences survival.
5.3S.1 - Based on observation and science principles, identify questions that
can be tested, design an experiment or investigation, and identify
appropriate tools. Collect and record multiple observations while
conducting investigation or experiments to test a scientific questions
5.3S.2 - Identify patterns in data that support a reasonable explanation for the
results of an investigation or experiment and communication findings
using graphs, charts, maps, models, and oral and written reports.
5.3S.3 - Explain the reasons why similar investigations may have different results.
This program was grant funded in 2013 through the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation, Carpenter Foundation and the Herbert A. Templeton Foundation.
Siskiyou Field Institute
Youth Education Programs
POB 207 Selma, Oregon
541.597.8530 ext. 315
Youth Education Coordinator