In the Classroom: The Starlights
December 15, 2014
Birding at Tinicum
One of the best things about PIC's After School Center is being located in an urban setting. We easily expand our classroom and enrich learning by visiting to nearby sites and destinations.
The Starlights took a trip recently to the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum. A volunteer at the refuge led us on a hike where we learned about bird adaptions.
The children were surprised at the abundance and variety of birds we saw, inluding a great egret, green-winged teal, and multiple Canadian geese and mallards. As we crossed the boardwalk of the impoundment we got to measure our arms against the wingspan of a Bald Eagle model.
Once we returned to the visitor center, the Starlights had the opportunity to use binoculars and a spotting scope to view birds feeding in the meadow.
If your family has not yet made the trip to Tinicum, it is time to go see the birds and enjoy the scenery. Just ask a Starlight. I'm sure they would be happy to share about their experience.