Explorations in Natural Sciences
Winter Waterfowl: Ducks, Swans, Grebes and More
Now - January 11, 2014
Wednesday (Jan. 8) | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday (Jan. 11) | 7:30 - 11 a.m.
- Tom Gaskill
As the weather gets cold up north and the lakes freeze, the population of waterfowl in our low desert explodes in mid-winter in both numbers and diversity. Like us, ducks, geese, rails and other birds come here because they love our winter weather and water sources. We will learn about the ecology of these colorful birds and discover how to identify them by voice, shape, habitat and feeding methods. We will spend one morning at Papago Park to take advantage of the high concentration of waterfowl inhabiting the area. Students are encouraged to bring their own binoculars. Transportation to the field trip site is not provided.
- Class enrollment limit: 24