Sixty-five students, representing the school's three third grade classes, enjoyed small-group bird walks led by KTOS volunteers. The students spotted birds on the school campus and were treated to closer views of details through birding scopes brought by KTOS volunteers.
Classroom teachers received a welcome packet developed by Billie Cantwell, KTOS president, including Discover Birds project information, a 2013 Wild Birds Unlimited calendar and newsletter, a Cornell poster of common feeder birds, Watchable Wildlife items, and a KTOS brochure.
KTOS extends appreciation to Dian Hanisek for coordinating the visit with third graders at Sequoyah Elementary School!
Photo credits: All photos in this post by Billie Cantwell.
To see more of the birds that were seen and heard by students on their bird walks visit this link: Tennessee Birds. To find out more information about the Discover Birds Program contact KTOS.
Other links and resources:
To find out more about birds and hear their songs visit Cornell's All About Birds and type in the name of the bird you want to see.
Sequoyah Elementary School
Knoxvile Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society
Tennessee Ornithological Society