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Birding in a Box

Geese in flight.

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Suitcase Exhibition

Rachel Gervais © Canadian Museum of Nature

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This kit contains all materials needed to study the characteristics and adaptations of these marvellous creatures.

The activities in Birding in a Box explore bird classification, diversity of species, growth and changes and identification. Using binoculars, field guides, recordings of bird songs and a birding journal, students will see, hear and understand the natural world in a whole new way.

Components

Martin Lipman © Canadian Museum of Nature

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  • 4 mounted bird specimens
  • 22 pairs of binoculars
  • teacher's guide
  • reference cards for teachers
  • activity sheets
  • identification keys
  • Junior Ornithologist certificate
  • 9 books: general and specific references (some in French), including field guides
  • observation checklist for birds of the Ottawa area
  • observation checklist for birds of Quebec (in French only)
  • guide to birdwatching sites in the Outaouais (in French only)
  • CD of bird songs
  • CD-ROM (with song)
  • bird-song clock
  • 4 wingspan illustrations
  • birding journal
  • 16 sandbags in weights corresponding to those of the four birds provided

Space Requirements

  • the suitcase weighs 44 kg (97 lb.)
  • when set up, the contents will occupy at least two tabletops

Special Requirements

  • 2 tables
  • security and environmental controls

Cost

  • loan fee: $280 per month
  • insurance and shipping fees are extra

Availability

  • contact us to find out when this exhibition is available

Information and Reservations

Rachel Gervais

 

Where to See It

  • Evansburg, Alberta
  • January 25, 2017 – March 31, 2017

  • Pembina Lobstick Historical Society

  • Brownsburg-Chatham, Quebec
  • July 1, 2017 – October 31, 2017

  • La Branche Culturelle

Previous Venues

  • Québec, Quebec
  • May 21, 2016 – August 20, 2016

  • Société d'art et d'histoire de Beauport

  • Saint-Léonard, Quebec
  • March 14, 2016 – May 13, 2016

  • École Alphonse-Pesant

  • The Pas, Manitoba
  • December 1, 2015 – January 31, 2016

  • The Sam Waller Museum

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • May 1, 2015 – May 31, 2015

  • Lycée Claudel

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • March 1, 2015 – March 31, 2015

  • The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives

  • Nipigon, Ontario
  • July 1, 2014 – August 31, 2014

  • Nipigon Historical Museum

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • April 28, 2014 – June 1, 2014  

  • Ottawa Catholic School Board

  • Rivière-Rouge, Quebec
  • August 26, 2013 – September 30, 2013

  • Ville Rivière-Rouge

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • April 30, 2013 – June 1, 2013

  • École élémentaire catholique La Source

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • November 20, 2012 – January 1, 2013

  • Lycée Claudel