Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance  YEWA

Bird Migration Program at Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory

Grades 3-4, September-October 2016

Program Overview
The Okanagan Valley is an important place for birds with over 200 species nesting and raising their young here. The Bird Migration Program offers Grade 3 and 4 classes an excellent opportunity to learn about bird migration, adaptation and survival, and the importance of bird banding. The two hour program has strong links to the new science curriculum.
 
Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory is managed by OSCA and is one of nine bird migration monitoring stations in BC. The station is located 1 km north of Vaseux Lake between Hwy 97 and the Okanagan River where migrating birds funnel through a narrow section of the valley. Station staff work with environmental educators and volunteers to offer this exciting outdoor program.

Maximum group size
: 1 class or maximum of 36 students
Program length
: 2 hours
Recommended start time
: Mornings only with students arriving at site by 9:30 a.m. or earlier.
Dates
: September – October 7
Transportation
: bus transportation is provided free of charge. Buses will depart at start of school day and will return to schools before lunch.
Cost
: $50 per class ($750 value) payable by cheque to OSCA.

To register
: email Jayme Friedt at ecostudies@osca.org. Only 10 sessions are available, so book early.
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