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Grade 3-12 students
An opportunity to observe birds, learn about the famous Brockway Mountain raptor migration, explore local geology, and enjoy a day outside.
$30 per class. Space is limited!
Spring brings the return of birds to the Keweenaw Peninsula — many hawks, eagles and raptors (birds of prey), in addition to over 300 species of songbirds, pass over Brockway Mountain. Third- through 12th-grade classes are invited to schedule a field trip to visit Brockway Mountain during this special time of year.
Students will participate in several stations — how to use binoculars; how to identify birds, bird calls and songs; and geoheritage. The cost is $30 per class to defray program expenses.
Join a team of seasoned birders and scientists for a day "in the field" on Brockway Mountain. Students will be guided by experts as they:
Registration closes when slots are full. Please select a date and best arrival time. We will do our best to accommodate your request but may have to change your time based on availability.
Presenters include conservation biologist and ornithologist David Flaspohler (CFRES ), Copper Country Audubon Club President Dana Richter, and geosciences research scientist Erika Vye (GLRC).
There are bathrooms but no running water and no shelter on Brockway Mountain. Students should come dressed for the weather (20F cooler and windy). Bring water and snacks or lunch.
The event is coordinated by the MTU Center for Science and Environmental Outreach, with support from the Copper Country Audubon Club, College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, and Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, with funding from the Wege and Kinship Foundations.
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