The Genesee Valley Audubon Society is dedicated to environmental stewardship, conservation of natural habitats and community outreach through education focusing on bird species found throughout the Genesee Valley in western New York State. Its Rochester Falconcam program provides a means to educate the public about one of the world's most fascinating birds, the Peregrine falcon.
Educating our children is one of the Genesee Valley Audubon Society's primary goals. Today's students are tomorrow's leaders in business, industry and politics. Teaching them about Peregrines and the importance of the environments they inhabit will help ensure that these natural treasures will flourish in the future.
Educational materials such as classroom curricula are being developed for students of all grade levels and their teachers. These downloadable materials take a multidisciplinary approach, using Mariah and Kaver as teaching tools in such varied subjects as earth science and biology, language arts, math and even art.
To use the 2008 curriculum, click the links below to download each file or download all at once using the last link.
NYS Learning Standard (standards.pdf - 11 KB)
Peregrine Falcon Glossary of Terms (glossary.pdf - 12 KB)
Peregrine Word Search (wordSearch.pdf - 14 KB)
Peregrines of Rochester Play (play.pdf - 20 KB)
Graphing the Hatched Peregrine Falcons (graphing.pdf - 24 KB)
Creating a Food Chain (foodChain.pdf - 149 KB)
Science Journal Assignment (journal.pdf - 12 KB)
Curriculum Credits (credits.pdf - 8 KB)
All files compressed (2008-rfalconcam-curriculum.zip - 400 KB)
Additional resources are available from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Two such resources are Conservationist magazine and its supplement Conservationist for Kids.