Livingston Ripley
Waterfowl Conservancy

Protecting waterfowl and their habitats through research, education and conservation action

 

 

 

Livingston Ripley
Waterfowl Conservancy

Protecting waterfowl and their habitats through research, education and conservation action

 

          

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Avian Ambassadors and Adaptations

 

With the help of our Avian Ambassadors, students learn all about what makes birds unique! This program covers some of the many amazing adaptations that enable our feathered friends to survive and thrive in their varied environments. 

We discuss...

Waterfowl: What makes these avian friends unique.
Birds of prey: Species diet and an examination of carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores 
Adaptations: How birds a designed to thrive in their environments
Imprinting: How we train our education birds for success in the classroom

The last portion of the program highlights the Ambassadors of the day! We have several species that tag along to meet students for a given program and they are the true representatives of LRWC. Programs are tailored to meet the following Connecticut Science Core Standards: K-LS1-1, K-ESS3-1, K-ESS2-2, 1-LS1-2, 2-LS4-1, 3-LS2-1, 3-LS4-3, 4-LS1-1, MS-LS2-2, MS-LS1-4

                                                                                                                         

Featured Programs

                                                                                              Wetland Health Inspector                                      Birds of a Feather

                       Birds on the Brink                                       Duckling Development (*seasonal)                                   Distance Learning

 

Custom Programs
DIf you have an idea or topic that you are interested in, please let us know and LRWC will work with you to develop a program that fits your needs. For more information please contact our Manager of Education, Colleen Peters, at cpeters@lrwc.net.

Previous specialty programs include:
Avian Embryology  
Speciation
Animal Behavior--Ethograms
High School Art/Photography Class

If you have an idea for a program or are simply interested in brainstorming a way to fit  LRWC into your curriculum, please contact our Manager of Education, Colleen Peters, at cpeters@lrwc.net    

 

Details
Field Trip? Come visit our birds! Can't get away? Have our birds come visit your classroom! Programs are available throughout the year, both onsite at the Conservancy and offsite at your location.

If you come to us:
Programs are 90 minutes in length*
Programs include a tour of the Conservancy in addition/complementary to the program content
Bus parking and restrooms are available

If we come to you:
Programs are 60 minutes in length*
Some of our feathered friends will tag along so your class can meet our flock's true Ambassadors up close! 


  Programs are aligned with National/Common Core Science Standards.

  Programs are available for all age groups, from kindergarten to retirement communities to everyone in between!

  Program fees are a minimum of $100 (onsite) or $200 (offsite), with the total cost dependent on the number of
   students (if onsite-- $8 per program participant) or the mileage traveled (if offsite) as well as utilized
   program supplies. Please contact our Director of Education directly for a specific quote.

             *Program lengths can be modified but may affect the program fee.

 

 

Brochure

Coming soon!

Thank You Cards from Students

LRWC often receives thank you cards from students whose classes visit the Conservancy for one of our Environmental Education programs. They are so much fun that we wanted to share them!

 



55 Duck Pond Road, P.O. Box 210, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759

 

Phone: 860.567.2062 / Fax: 860.567.4369/ info@lrwc.net