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Field Trips

Lesson plans for field trips come with a lot of embedded images and files, and include substantial background info.  Info for each field trip is listed and linked below.

Field Trips

Field Trip A – Squirrel Density and Time-Activity Budgets

Detailed Instructions and Background Info

Distance Sampling Introduction (for further analysis instructions)

Squirrel Journal Article (published study for comparison)


Field Trip B – Capture-mark-recapture Study

Activity Planning Sheet

Detailed Instructions and Background Info

Turtle Info Sheet

Hint Sheet

Alternative Designs:





Field Trip C – Meso-carnivore richness

Detailed Instructions and Background Info

Field Guide Entry for Mammals


Field Trip D – Songbird Diversity along a Small Scale Urban-Park Gradient

This field trip requires about 3 hours (3 - 4 sessions) of class time in addition to the field trip itself.

Quick Outline of Field Trip

Detailed Instructions

Powerpoint for Pre-Trip Classes (link coming soon)

Field Guide Entry for Birds

Sample Field Guide Entry

Datasheet (Distance Method)

Datasheet (count method)

Sample Bird Songs:

Northern Cardinal:

American Crow:

Downy Woodpecker:


Gray Catbird:


Red-Winged Blackbird:


American Robin:


Yellow Warbler:


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