Did you know that Chicago is positioned in one of the main bird migratory routes in North America? Our natural areas provide important rest stops for birds along their journey. There are also numerous species that live here year-round. Click here to learn more about some of our local species, and explore how to start your own bird notebook, in our bird watching and exploration packet.
Keep exploring birds with the activities below!
Did you know that some birds can weave? There are multiple species of weaverbirds. As their name suggests, these birds can weave their nests on upper branches of trees! Click here to learn how to make your own bird nest and to learn more about these unique birds.
Looking for more outdoor activities? Click here to explore our latest Wonder Workbook, the second in our Outdoor Exploration series. Plus, catch up on all of our past installments here.
Curious about local fossils? Join educators Marjorie and Nicole this Wednesday, November 11, for our Fantastic Fossils and More workshop. We’ll explore some local fossils from the Nature Museum Collection to help us understand our area’s past! These workshops are free for members and just $5 for non-members! Click here to register your young scientist.
The doctor bird is Jamaica’s national bird and it holds a unique niche in the world. Drawing from her new book, “From My Jamaican Gully to the World,” Audrey Peterman will join us on November 18 to discuss this unique bird, her life growing up in Jamaica, and her current work making environmental change in America. Click here to register for this virtual program for free.
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the Chicago Ornithological Society, and the Chicago Audubon Society are proud to present this event. Thank you to our partners in this event, Friends of the Forest Preserves and the US Forest Service!
Our Nature Museum educators are supporting K-8 teachers with both professional development and remote-ready curriculum to use with students in remote, in-person, or hybrid learning plans through Remote Science on the Go. Want to support your child’s school for Quarter 2? Click here to forward this email to their teacher, school leadership, or PTO. You can also explore our Q2 offerings here.