The International Brant Monitoring Project
Classroom Curriculum

This curriculum is also available in a Spanish version

The International Brant Monitoring Project Curriculum is a guide for classroom and field activities. The curriculum is used by middle school students involved in the Brant Monitoring Project, and is appropriate for any group studying migration. The curriculum was developed at South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve in Charleston, Oregon, with funding by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of Anchorage, Alaska. The document will be updated continually and expanded. A Spanish translation is also available.

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©1988 by Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. All rights reserved by Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. This curriculum may be reproduced for educational use. Reproduction for distribution may also be allowed if properly credited. Requests for distribution must be made in writing to:

Glen Alexander,
Padilla Bay Reserve,
10441 Bay View - Edison Rd,
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Join the Project

Chapter 2 - Introductory Activities

The Brant Journal
Brant Video/Slide Show
Brant Care Package
Brant Map Activity

Chapter 3 - Brant on the Web

Telecommunications in the Classroom: A Hello Letter
Participant Input: Telecommunications

Chapter 4 - Wetland Habitat for Brant

Wetland Metaphores
Wetland Reporting

Chapter 5 - Brant Ecology

Brant Inter-relationships
Oh, Brant!

Chapter 6 - Brant Migration

Migration Headache
Migratory Mapping

Chapter 7 - "Mock" Bird Watching

Equipment Usage and Mock Birding Activity

Chapter 8 - Brant Monitoring in the Field

Chapter 9 - Follow-Up Activities

Report Writing: Back in the Classroom
Graphing Brant Data
A Day (or Week or Year) in My Life As A Brant
Brant Poetry
Other Follow-up Activity Ideas


Adapted Curricula
Common Curriculum Goals
Alphabetical Listing of Activities
Activities By Subject


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