- to lead students to connect their own navigational skills to those of animals.
- to use movement, dance, writing, and art as tools to teach students about bird navigation and physiology.
- to help students become more aware of their environment and to become more educated stewards of the environment through both scientific and artistic exercises.
- to use the interconnectedness of migratory bird habitats as a metaphor for how our own communities are linked.
BIRD BRAIN Educational Resource Guide
Download the guide (144kb - PDF) The BIRD BRAIN Educational Resource Guide has been developed by Jennifer Monson in conjunction with the Walker Art Center and the Bell Natural History Museum in MN for the Ducks and Geese Migration. It is written for students in grade 3-6. Ideally each of the guide’s projects are introduced by local specialists in ornithology, ecology, natural history and urban design. However, the guide can stand alone as an integrated resource relating the study of the migration of ducks, geese and migratory species in general with experiences in movement, writing, and art. GOALS