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What fits the Bill? Take a Dabble into Duck Diets

from Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy

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In this program, LRWC’s waterfowl will be our ambassadors as we examine different bill structures and discuss how these appendages tell the story of diet and foraging methods. We will briefly talk about LRWC and our mission of conserving waterfowl before “diving” into an aviary with our ducks.

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By Request: $70.00



30 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

30 preferred but more possible

Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days.

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Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy

Litchfield, CT
United States

Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy is a small nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving the world's waterfowl and their habitats through research, education, and conservation action. We provide science education programs that teach concepts of ecology, animal behavior, and conservation using waterfowl as our model.

Colleen Peters

Program Details


1. Students will be introduced to the Conservancy and our mission

2. We will investigate differences in the many bird bills and beaks at the Conservancy.

3. Our Avian Ambassadors will introduce you to their bills and how they use them.

4. We will learn to recognize and describe an adaptation!


Students will:

1. Be able to estimate a bird's diet by looking at its bill or beak.

2. Explain an adaptation and how it helps a bird survive.

3. Know that waterfowl include ducks, geese, and swans!

4. Understand that the FORM of many animals fits their FUNCTION!

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National Science Standards met:

LS1.A- Structure and Function

LS4.C- Adaptation

NS.K-4.3: Characteristics of Organisms and their Environments

NS.5-8.3.6: Structure and Function of Organisms, Populations and Environments

NS.9-12.3: Interdependence of Organisms