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Vultures - Nature's Cleanup Crew

from Houston Audubon

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Vultures have been misunderstood for centuries and have suffered great losses in recent times. Meet a live Turkey Vulture as we journey into the world of vultures across the globe. Learn about the dangers that vultures face every day and why their conservation is so important.

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By Request: $125.00
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45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 60 students

Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Sciences, Literacy, Reading

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Houston Audubon

Houston, TX
United States

Houston Audubon is a chapter of National Audubon Society in an assigned 11-county area surrounding and including Houston. Its mission is to promote the conservation and appreciation of birds and wildlife habitat, which it accomplishes through acquiring and maintaining critical habitat as bird sanctuaries, education programs for children and adults, advocacy efforts, and land conservation projects.

Mary Anne Weber

Program Details


1. This program begins with a story about vultures from a folktale
2. We then discuss the world's vulture species
3. We then discuss the dangers and problems vultures are facing
4. We learn about our local vultures
5. We meet a real Turkey Vulture
6. We listen to a fun song about Turkey Vultures
7. Time is allowed for questions and answers


The participant will:
- develop an appreciation for vultures
- understand the role of vultures in the environment
- list 4 dangers that vultures face across the globe
-learn about efforts to conserve vultures

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS.K-4.3 Life Science
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of:
The characteristics of organisms
Life cycles of organisms
Organisms and environments

NS.5-8.3 Life Science
As a result of activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop understanding of:
Structure and function in living systems
Reproduction and heredity
Regulation and behavior
Populations and ecosystems
Diversity and adaptations of organisms