Science Takes Wing makes learning local birds easy and fun! The objective of this program is to enhance biological science instruction in schools by using birds, their behaviors and habitats to awaken environmental curiosity, hone data-gathering skills and increase the ability to ask and answer scientific questions intelligently. The program is directed toward students in grades 5-8 so it is aligned to state science standards for those grades, but can be adapted for older or younger children. The Science Takes Wing lesson sets contain several easy-to-follow activities that guide students through binocular use and bird identification by sight and song. Audubon AZ offers modules that correspond to different regions in the state. Teachers can download modules about birds common to the following regions:
- Central Arizona (available in both English and Spanish)
- Northern Arizona
- The Rio Salado Habitat
- Riparian habitats
Click the links below to download the modules.
Educators are invited to take advantage of our free loaner binocular box for use with the Science Takes Wing program. The box is available for one week check-out and contains 22 pairs of binoculars.