First-grade bird expedition

Spencer Hilchey looks through the telescope.

by Leilani Myers

First graders at the St. George School have been involved in a bird expedition this spring. They have been studying the common characteristics that all birds have and learning about different beaks, feathers and feet that help birds survive. They have been on bird walks to find nests, birds and eggs. Chewonki Foundation visited them and brought three live owls for us to see.
Each student has picked a Maine bird to research. They are working on scientific drawings and fact cards that will be displayed on the school nature trail. Their expedition grand finale will be a puffin cruise to Eastern Egg Rock to observe a puffin nesting site!

(Myers is a 6th-grade student at the St. George School)

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