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Beaks, Wings, and Feet

from The BLM Campbell Creek Science Center

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Calling all budding ornithologists! Activities will get students flapping their “wings” like a bird and exploring close-up views of beaks, wings, and feet. Students will investigate arctic winter adaptations through an interactive build-a-bird activity that will have them laughing while learning. 

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About This Program


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Your support makes these programs possible and ensures the success of nature-based distance learning for students. If you are able, please consider making an optional donation when you sign up for a program. The suggested donation is $5 per participant or $140 per 60-minute session for up to 30 participants, but if this is not feasible any amount helps. Please contact BLM CCSC at (907) 267-1247 or sciencecenter@blm.govif you would like to donate via charge card or check.


30-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5

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Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)
Google Hang Out
Microsoft Teams

Booking Information

This program is available Tuesdays-Fridays, 9:00 p.m-2:00 p.m. Alaska time (1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Eastern Time). Contact CCSC if you are interested in dates or times outside this schedule. After booking and receiving a confirmation email from CILC, your program request must then be approved by the CCSC manager. You will receive a confirmation letter from CCSC with approved dates and times. Your program educator will then reach out at least two weeks prior to the program to discuss program details and arrange a connection test.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please cancel at least 48 hours in advance.

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The BLM Campbell Creek Science Center

Anchorage, AK
United States

Imagine the discoveries you will make as you explore Alaska’s natural world! The Bureau of Land Management Campbell Creek Science Center’s dynamic programs spark curiosity and build connections with nature for all learners. The Campbell Creek Science Center is located in Anchorage, Alaska and offers a perfect outdoor classroom where learning and science come to life. We offer outdoor education programs for children and adults.

The CCSC’s distance learning programs give K-12 students hands-on, minds-on experiences with the natural world through digital technology. Guided by skilled environmental educators, your students will interact with each other in fun, practical ways to investigate science and grow as a team.  

The CCSC’s online interpretive programs for adults, families, and children give you and your group the opportunity to explore the natural world through digital technology. Knowledgeable naturalists will help you discover Alaska’s geologic story, learn about the life under the snow, and more!

The BLM Campbell Creek Science Center engages all learners in outdoor experiences that increase appreciation, connection, and stewardship of Alaska’s public lands and natural resources. CILC access is generously provided by the Friends of Campbell Creek Science Center, a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the educational programs and initiatives of the Center and addressing unmet science education needs of Alaskans. 

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When booking, include notes about any special needs your students may have in the “additional information for content provider to know” section. 

Typically, the school will host CCSC on your school’s distance learning platform (e.g., Zoom, Teams, Hangouts) and a teacher serves as the group facilitator. Please let CCSC know if there are any questions or issues with this and we will adapt. 

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Program Details


Introduction: Wing beat challenge. Students will compare the wingbeat speeds of different Alaska birds.
Dress-a-Ptarmigan: Students will learn about the adaptations of a ptarmigan through a fun dress-up activity.
Conclusion: Program reflection


Big ideas: Bird adaptations, Habitats.

Enduring Understandings:
Birds have different characteristics than other animals.
Birds have physical adaptations that help birds survive in their habitat.

Essential questions:
How are birds different than other animals?
How do birds survive Alaska winters?

Standards Alignment

National Standards

LS1A 3-5 -- Structure and function
LS1B 3-5 -- Growth and development of organisms