Each year, kindergartners engage in a year-long study of birds — ideal for this age group because birds are readily experienced in everyday life. The expedition’s guiding questions are:
- What makes a bird a bird?
- Why protect birds?
Kindergartners use these questions to guide their exploration in studying birds. They will learn bird identification skills and discover the habits, needs and joys of birds, not only in their backyard, but in other parts of the world, too. Through habitat improvement, research and service, the kindergartners will learn about the natural world, the fragile existence of wildlife and the need to be caretakers of living things.