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Oil and Bird Populations
Oil and Bird Populations Activity

Best For
5-8

Subjects
Geography, Social Studies, Science

Appropriate For

  • Educators

Students learn about wildlife diversity in the Gulf of Mexico, including different species of birds that live in or migrate through the Gulf of Mexico. Students identify bird species’ feeding behaviors and dietary needs based on physical attributes. They discuss migration, the effects oil may have on migrating birds, and what can be done to help migrating animals when there is an environmental disaster like an oil spill.