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    - Copper River Delta, AK
    - Sinaloa, Mexico
    - Why Educate about        Shorebirds
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  Maya's Story
  What is a Wetland?
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  Electronic Field Trip/Webcast

Field Trip
from Cordova, Alaska's Copper River Delta, and from Sinaloa, Mexico

Program Description Students viewing birds

Get ready to take flight alongside migrating shorebirds for an exciting trip to the Copper River Delta in the Chugach National Forest near Cordova, Alaska. Millions of shorebirds return to the spectacular wetlands of the Copper River Delta to rest and refuel on their long journey to the breeding grounds in western and northern Alaska.

Shorebirds are truly ambassadors to our world. Migrating to Alaska Shorebirds Migration from many places, such as Mexico, Central and South America, Japan, Hawaii, and the West Coast of the United States, some shorebirds fly as many as 10,000 miles one way. However, shorebird numbers are declining and scientists are concerned about their future.

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How can you bring the shorebird excitement into your classroom? "Winging Northward: A Shorebird's Journey" provides this information-rich web site and free electronic field trip that brings the birds to you! Your students will be fascinated by shorebird adaptations, their wetland habitat, and their migration flyways across international lines.

No matter where they live, students will learn how public and private lands, whether a neighborhood park or National Forest, provide wetland habitat and how students can help protect these habitats in the United States and around the globe.

Watch the ELECTRONIC FIELD TRIP webcast from the Copper River Delta in Alaska and Sinaloa, Mexico.



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