Owl Prowl

Facility: Kortright Centre for Conservation
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Program Levels:
ESL, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Course Types:
Afternoon, Day Visit, Morning

Learn how an owls unique physical adaptations allow them to be successful night-time hunters. Practice inquiry skills by dissecting owl pellets to determine their diet. Hike through owl territory to observe their habitat.

Curriculum connections: Science and Technology; Life Systems – Grade 4: Habitats and Communities

Take a walk through owl territory, where classes will discover the features of a forest and field habitat that fulfill an owl’s needs for survival, and its role within the food web. Owls are sometimes heard among the trees. Students will learn about vocal communications and have an opportunity to listen to, and practice calling owls. Students will also have an opportunity to practice scientific methods of investigation by dissecting and examining sterilized owl pellets and matching bone remnants to bone charts, to determine the owl’s diet.

Programs always have an outdoor component. Groups should dress for the conditions on the day of their visit. Before your visit, please discuss the importance of dressing appropriately for outdoor activities. On days of inclement weather the program will be modified to include some indoor activities along with the outdoor components.

Half Day, All Year