Chickadee Landing Station

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Chickadee Landing Station

Take flight and see the world from a new perspective, a tiny, black-and-white bird, the chickadee!  In this special and unique field trip, students will get an opportunity to have an up-close and personal encounter with common feeder birds that might land on their heads or even their hands!  Discover why it is important to care for the environment and what changes we can make to help protect bird populations from declining.  Students will also move through the layers of the forest on the Forest Canopy Walk, learning how each layer of the forest provides the perfect habitat for what each bird needs to survive.

This field trip only occurs during the winter when it is safe to provide food for birds.

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Your field trip includes an 80 minute guided program, including an introduction to the topic, an active outdoor activity, an in-depth discussion and investigation and a chance for students to reflect upon what they’ve learned. In addition to your guided lesson you will have the opportunity to experience a live bird presentation, visit our trails and exhibits, and enjoy lunch on our grounds.

Chickadee Landing Station is suitable for students in grades 3-5. Work with our educators to specify the right combination of in-depth analysis and comparisons for your learners.

All VINS educators have extensive experience in environmental education, the natural sciences, and science instruction. Every instructor works with a certified teacher in NH and VT to ensure their content and methods align with the Next Generation Science Standards and the best practices for outdoor education. All instructors are First Aid and CPR certified.

Chickadee Landing Station

Enhancing Classroom Curriculum with On-Site, Place-Based Education

Explore the natural world with hands-on lessons aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.