Museum of American Bird Art

Programs at the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon will develop students' observational skills and emphasize the fun in learning about art and nature. During their visit, students will explore both the gallery and the wildlife sanctuary. Students will have the opportunity to participate in various program activities such as testing bird beaks to see which type is better for eating certain foods, creating different animals by putting together large felt shape pieces, completing a scavenger hunt while looking at art, learning how to identify animals by their tracks, investigating the meadow using bug boxes and magnifying lenses, creating their own sculptures out of modeling media, finding and collecting various seeds from the wooded area, comparing different textures of animal coverings and describing how each feels, and dipping nets into the vernal pool habitat to collect organisms. Many of the activities are also included in the Museum's outreach or homeschool programs. Each program is aligned with the Massachusetts Department of Education frameworks. Educators are available to lead scout groups on explorations of the diverse habitats of the wildlife sanctuary, cover many natural history topics and art.

Contact Info
Address: 963 Washington St, Canton, MA 02021. Norfolk County. Tel: 781-821-8853. Email: maba@massaudubon.org. Website: www.massaudubon.org/learn/museum-of-american-bird-art. Hrs: Vary.

Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-12th. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Outreach. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee.

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, Art.
SUPPORT SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Art.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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