Venetucci School Programs

Farming and Wildlife


Life on a farm

Come learn about the key role birds play at Venetucci Farm, helping to keep the farm healthy. This class will include watching a bird banding demonstration as well as other activities including the opportunity to walk the Venetucci Farm trails and explore the various habitats of birds and other animals.

Key Concepts for Students

Grades K-2

  • Water is a key element for both agriculture and wildlife habitat
  • Many birds migrate each year to help them find food in winter
  • Birds have physical adaptations to help them survive
  • Scientists use bird banding to learn about bird movements

Grades 3-5

  • Bird Banding is a tool that scientists use to find specific information
  • Agricultural lands can be managed for both food production and wildlife
  • Birds can be used to help us determine ecosystem health

Colorado Science Standards

Each class at Venetucci Farm is tailored to the needs and interests of groups from preschool to college. We will work with each individual teacher to find out what their class needs are and to emphasize the appropriate grade level science benchmarks.

Teacher Resources

All About Birds:  This site offers detailed information on virtually every bird species.

 

Journey North’s Oriole Project:  Journey North is a nation-wide citizen science project where participants report information on everything from Monarch Butterflies to Gray Whales.

 

Pikes Peak Birding Trail: This project by Colorado Parks and Wildlife allows people to visit areas all over Colorado that are rich in bird life. Some locations are private  and some are public. All of them are ripe for adventure, including Venetucci.

 

Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Citizen Science Projects:  Scroll down on this page for a variety of citizen science projects for home or for the classroom. Project FeederWatch and NestWatch are both great ways to become a citizen scientist.

 

National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife: Great information on creating a wildlife friendly backyard or schoolyard.

 

National Audubon Society’s Audubon at Home:  Another great site on how you can create a wildlife friendly yard at home.

Registration & Key Info

Classes Begin September 5, 2017
To register please contact David Rudin, Education Coordinator

  • 15 student minimum per class
  • All classes are outdoors, please plan accordingly
  • Teachers and chaperones are invited free of charge
  • Cost is $5 per student