Owls in Winter

Owls

Owls in Winter

From the frozen tundra to the snow covered forests of Vermont, owls have amazing adaptations for survival in the winter. The eight species of owls that call Vermont home during the coldest months of the year are well equipped to deal with the bone-chilling cold. Through hands-on inquiry and up-close encounters with VINS' owl ambassadors, students will delve into the world of owl adaptations and learn just how these amazing predators thrive in a frozen world.

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Your field trip includes a 60-80 minute guided program including an introduction to the topic of Owls in Winter, outdoor place-based ecology, in depth investigation and a chance for students to reflect upon what they 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.

Learn about and compare all local owl species or chose a specific group of owls for an in-depth investigation.

Owls in Winter is suitable for students in grades K-12 (each lesson is developmentally appropriate). 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.

Owls

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

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