Farewell to the Swifts

Join Fall in the Field instructors Monique and Brenda as we celebrate the migration of the Vaux’s Swifts and wish them a safe journey!

Grades K-2
W.K.3: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.
NGSS1-LS1-2: Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.

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Lesson taught, recorded, and prepared by: Monique Streit, Brenda Miller, and Karina Hassell.

Audio courtesy of Lang Elliott, Kevin Colver, Bob McGuire, Martyn Stewart, Ted Mack, Bill Evans, William H. Gunn (compliments of E. Lucy Gunn), Gerald White, Wil Hershberger, Beth Bannister, Eugene Morton, John Greenlaw, John Neville, and Jeff Wells.

Book Reference: Grohoske Evans, M. (2015). Sticks and Spit: A chimney full of swifts. Charlesbridge.