Fourth and fifth grade students at Fulton Learning Center recently welcomed representatives from the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program (CBBEP) - Nueces Delta Reserve Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 14-15.
The CBBEP guest educators joined students during their science lab classes. Educators were CBBEP - Nueces Delta Reserve Education Coordinator Kimberly Ogden, CBBEP - Nueces Delta Reserve and South Texas Master Naturalist (STMN) Phil Woods, and CBBEP - Nueces Delta Reserve and STMN volunteer Cindy Frank.
Programs were presented to the students on the Ruby-throated Hummingbird and bird migration in general. Students got to experience what it’s like to travel on a mock migration through the school’s gardens and encounter firsthand some of the perils that birds face during migration, such as bad weather and predator attacks.
In preparation for their STAAR test in the spring, students are required to observe the way organisms such as the hummingbird survive in their ecosystem and predict changes that might affect migratory animal species.