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Bird Beak Adaptations Lesson

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This activity lesson aims to introduce 4-6th grade students to the concept of adaptations and specific adaptations of bird beaks. The lesson was designed for Kids in Nature visits to the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), but can be adapted to any classroom or outdoor setting. Students are engaged hands-on exploring the form and function of various bird bills. The Kids in Nature (KIN) Environmental Education Program promotes the aspirations and achievements of students in underserved schools in Santa Barbara and Goleta, California by providing quality environmental science education and experiences through place-based field trips, mentored by UCSB students in the Nature and Science Education Practicum, utilizing hands-on activities to bring K-12 students outdoors and to UCSB. The Kids in Nature program is supported by the UCSB Coastal FundUCSB Office of Education Partnerships Faculty Outreach Grants (FOG) Program and the Mosher Foundation

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