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Bird of Prey Conservation through Education,
Field Study and Wise Stewardship
In the spring of 2000 Manitobas School
Science Advisors were presented with a proposal for students
to become personally engaged with one of Canadas most
rare and exciting species.
With the support of the Science Advisors, Parkland
Mews is pleased to offer teachers a truly stimulating learning
experience for their students to interact with an Endangered
Peregrine Falcon. Areas most suited for the Peregrine Falcon
as part of the Manitoba elementary school science curriculum
are listed below.
Lesson plans prepared by Parkland Mews are in
module form. Depending on classroom requirements either single
learning outcomes, or multiple learning outcomes are provided
to assist teachers in meeting their objectives.
Grade 1 - Characteristics and Needs of Living
1-1-03 Identify and describe common characteristics
of humans and other animals they have observed.
1-1-07 Recognize that plants, animals, and humans, as living
things, have particular needs.
1-1-08 Describe what is needed to care for a pet, a farm animal,
or an indoor plant.
1-1-09 Compare ways in which humans and other animals meet
1-1-10 Describe how humans and other living things depend
on their environment to meet their needs.
1-1-12 Identify hobbies and jobs that require knowledge of
the needs of living things.
Grade 2 - Growth and Changes in Animals:
2-1-09 Compare the appearance of young and mature
animals of the same type.
2-1-11 Identify and describe constant and changing characteristics
of an animal as it grows and develops.
2-1-13 Describe and compare ways in which different animals
care for their offspring.
2-1-14 Describe changes in the appearance and activity of
various animals as they go through a complete life cycle.
2-1-15 Compare the life cycles of animals that have similar
life cycles and those that have different life cycles.
2-1-16 Observe and describe an animals life processes.
2-1-17 Identify and describe ways in which humans help other
Grade 4 - Habitats and Communities:
4-1-02 Recognize that each plant and animal
depends on a specific habitat to meet its needs.
4-1-03 Identify the components of an animal habitat.
4-1-04 Identify physical and behavioural adaptations of animals
and plants, and infer how these adaptations help them to survive
in a specific habitat.
4-1-09 Recognize that plant and animal populations interact
within a community.
4-1-10 Recognize that the food chain is a system in which
some of the energy from the sun is transferred eventually
4-1-13 Predict, based on their investigations, how the removal
of a plant or animal population may affect the rest of the
4-1-14 Investigate natural and human-caused changes to habitats,
and identify resulting effects on plant and animal populations.
4-1-16 Describe how specific technological developments have
enabled humans to increase their knowledge about plant and
Grade 6 - Flight:
6-2-03 Identify adaptations that enable living
things to propel themselves through air, water, or to be transported
by the wind.
6-2-05 Describe how lighter-that-air flying devices
are able to achieve lift.
6-2-08 Provide examples of design features or adaptations
that enhance or reduce drag, and explain how they work.
*Presentation Fees are $2.50 per student.
Individual class sizes are preferred.
Robert Wheeldon has spent many years in both
Canada and New Zealand as a professional wildlife educator
and falconer. His bird of prey presentations are a popular
choice for the annual day camps at the Fort Whyte Nature Centre
each summer. Robert's most recent work is the authorship of
a Recovery Plan and a Recovery Strategy for the Peregrine
Falcon in Manitoba, and was undertaken at the request of the
*Prices subject to increase.
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