FREE - Bird Easy

by  Indiana Dunes National Park

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Indiana Dunes attracts a diverse array of birds, including hawks during migration, waterfowl along the shoreline, and colorful tanagers found in the trees and bushes. Join Indiana Dunes park rangers live on camera to learn the basics of birdwatching and what it means to be a "birder"! (Level: beginner)

This 30-45 minute program introduces learners to the 7 S's to consider when learning and identifying bird species. Basic birding tools and techniques will also be discussed, but are not required to learn from and participate in the program.

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Multipoint: $0.00
Multipoint Premium: $0.00
View Only: 0.00
View Only Premium: $0.00
Point to Point: $0.00
Point to Point Premium: $0.00
By Request: $0.00
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This program is 100% free of cost.

As the program involves a live video call, the park asks for 1-2 weeks advanced notice for program requests.


30-45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:

would prefer at least 5

Maximum participants:

there is no maximum

Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Health/Physical Education, Language Arts/English, Problem Solving, Sciences, Social and Emotional Learning( SEL), Writing

Program Delivery Mode

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

Booking Information

This program can be offered year-round.

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please email the coordinator directly if you need to cancel.

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Indiana Dunes National Park

Chesterton, IN
United States

Christine Gerlach

Program Details


1. Park introduction & general knowledge gauging.
2. A 25-minute presentation describing what characteristics to look for in birds and what key things to be observing.
3. Time for questions (encouraged!).


Students will gain an appreciation for nature and wildlife.
Students will not feel overwhelmed when going out in the field to bird watch.
Students will learn a little about Indiana Dunes National Park and the National Park Service.