Falcon Cam In The Classroom
Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Teacher Training Workshop for Union County K-8 Teachers
The Union County Falcon Cam provides a live stream of the action in and around a peregrine falcon nest located on the roof of the Union County Courthouse in midtown Elizabeth. The Falcon Cam is a wonderful opportunity to observe and study one of nature’s most fierce and fascinating creatures. They are known for their rapid dives, which can 200 miles an hour.
Peregrine falcons are listed as an endangered species in NJ and Union County has been part of ongoing efforts to ensure the survival of these remarkable birds statewide. The Union County Falcon Cam is one of only two located in NJ. The live feed helps build an appreciation for the role that we can all play in preserving our natural heritage, both in parks and in the urban environment.
Stephanie DAlessio, Director of Education for the Conserve Wildlife Foundation will provide K-8th grade school teachers with the opportunity to learn how to use the UC Falcon Web Cam in the classroom to teach about the ecology and adaptations of the falcon. The Tenafly Nature Center will bring live birds such as a hawk, owl and other raptors to demonstrate predatory/prey relationships, wildlife rehabilitation and issues facing avian wildlife.
This program is made possible by a grant from Philips 66.
Training program is free for teachers currently teaching in Union County.
Participants earn 5 professional education credits. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.