Gain a well-rounded understanding of what makes a bird a bird by discussing flight, feathers, and anatomical features such as feet, bills, and bones, along with bird metabolism, muscle structure and intelligence. Have you ever wondered how a bird senses the world, how a feather is constructed, how birds manage heat and cold, or how birds leap into the air and stay aloft? Explore bird structure and function through lecture, discussion, hands-on activities, and study in the field.
Instructor: Jacqueline Vernot, DVM, Arboretum Instructor
Notes: This class takes place both indoors and outdoors. Please dress for the weather during the Saturday field session. Limit 20.
Recommended Text: The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior, $39.95, available at the Arboretum Store.
Certificate information: Ornithology Certificate Requirement; Naturalist Certificate Elective (15 hours)
Educator opportunity: 15 CPDUs available
4 Tuesdays, February 4-February 25, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 22, 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Fee includes admission to the Arboretum.
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.
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