The Fledgling Flyway Youth Education Program offers an unparalleled interactive experience, providing opportunities for youth - and adults - to learn about wild birds while developing skills related to self, science, and the world at large. A one-hour overview as well as 4-hour, 1-day, 2-day, and extended interactive programs are offered, all of which include hands-on activities involving different learning styles and tailored to meet your specific needs. Choose from the following for a specialized program (each unit is one hour, and three units comprise a 4-hour program) and call the Bird TLC Office at (907) 562-4852 for more information or to schedule a program:
Adaptations: Birds have adapted in unique and effective ways to make the most of their environments.
Alaska—Club Med for Birds: Almost half of Alaska is considered wetlands – a Birdy Club Med! Discover the importance of habitat which provides shelter, safety, food, and water for our visiting and resident birds.
Alaska’s Coastal Birds: They live in large groups along our coasts—who are they and why do they live there?
Avian Senses: How are birds able to use their amazing senses to navigate so well in so many different settings?
Basic Bird Identification: Easy ways to identify the many birds living with us year round and in the summer.
Bird “Dating” (or Feathered Flirting)! How do birds attract mates and decide to become a “couple” to raise their young?
Birds in Art and Culture: Humans have long been inspired by birds, from 20,000 year old cave drawings to modern garden sculptures, and are integral to the mythology of many cultures.
Birds Through the Ages: How our avian friends evolved from reptilian ancestors to occupy all present day ecological niches.
BRRR—It’s Cold Outside! How do tiny songbirds and much larger eagles survive our cold temperatures and also remain comfortable during summer heat?
Hoot Hoot’s There? All about our amazing Alaskan owls, from the statuesque Great Gray to the tiny Pygmy of the Southeast, and their unique adaptations.
It’s a Dangerous World Out There! With storms, predators, high wires, tall mountains, loss of habitat, smoke stacks, wind turbines, and so many other obstacles, it’s perilous to be a bird! What can we do to reduce the impact of these and other hazards on birds?
Migration Mystery: Each spring the migration of birds is celebrated with festivals and each fall they make their long journey back to warmer areas. How do they do this and why?
Taking Flight! Looking skyward at birds soaring has inspired the invention of airplanes and zippers as well as epic poems and even movies. Find out how the design of feathers and anatomical weight reduction makes flight possible.
Those Amazing Nests and the Chicks They Shelter: How do birds find a safe place in which to build a nest and how do they build them without thumbs?
What’s It Like to be a Bird? A basic overview of the ways birds are spectacular specialists able to live in so many different habitats on all continents.
What’s in a Song? What do those uplifting notes sung by birds mean? What’s the difference between songs and calls?
$5 / student per half day
$10 / student per full day
1 hour unit / day - $50 per lesson per single class (maximum 32 youth)
Minimum number: 10 youth
(if less on the day of the lesson the fee will still be based on 10 youth)
Title I Schools are not charged a fee