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Grade 1: Taking a Peep at Migrating Birds

First graders observed experts at the Rocky Mountain Bird Conservancy at Barr Lake as they worked to document migrating birds that pass through the area north of Denver. 
Via Skype, students learned how birds like the ruby-crowned kinglet are weighed, measured, assessed, and banded for research purposes. Did you know the “ruby-crowned” part of the kinglet’s name only applies to the males? Females don’t grow the colorful feathers.

Graland Country Day School

Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.