More about ‘Bridging the Americas’

June 1, 2012

As part of the program, the kids learned songs and wrote poems about the importance of the migrating birds.

Mike Nobel’s The Miracle of the Birds is one of the songs the children learned. One verse goes:

So welcome them with a shelter

Shelter them with your love

Give them a place where they can safely return

Celebrate the miracle of the birds

Students created acrostic poems. This one, by Sarah Naidich, is called Indigo Bunting.


Is blue

Not nocturnal

Don’t hurt

Is brown

Gliding

Orchards

Bluish white eggs

Up at daytime

Nest

Tail

Is the most spectacular bird in Virginia

Nails

Grass

Shrubs

To learn more about the program, ask your parents or teacher to go to:

nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/
migratorybirds/education.

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