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Wildlife Fact:

Peregrine falcons are one of the most widespread birds in the world. They are found on every continent except Antarctica!

 

Days of the Peregrine

Teach about Peregrine Falcons in your Classroom!

The Jersey City Falcon Cam provides inspiration and educational opportunities for teachers who want to bring New Jersey’s wildlife into their classrooms.

A species once extinct on the eastern seaboard of the United States is flying high again in the state of New Jersey. In 2009, 24 pairs of peregrine falcons nested in New Jersey. Educating the future citizens of New Jersey, is one important way of ensuring their continued recovery.

Since 2000, state endangered Peregrine falcons have called 101 Hudson Street in Jersey City, New Jersey home. A webcam installed on the rooftop captures their every move, allowing us the rare opportunity to see peregrines court, incubate, and raise their young. It is a perfect tool for teaching about wildlife and covers a variety of topics including animal behavior, bird biology and natural history, endangered species, food webs, contamination, and MORE!

Image of Two week old peregrine nestlings at a nest site in Stone Habor, New Jersey.Zoom+ Two week old peregrine nestlings at a nest site in Stone Habor, New Jersey. © Ben Wurst

It’s not just for science! It can be used in many different subject areas including science, social studies, language arts, and technology.

To help incorporate the peregrine falcon into your lesson plans, CWF developed The Peregrine Project, a curriculum guide using the peregrine falcon as its focus to teach reading, writing, science, geography, technology, and art. Addressing the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, the 23 lessons are multi-disciplinary. The lessons build off one another, first discussing birds in general and then focusing on birds of prey and finally onto peregrine falcons.

We hope that you find the Peregrine Project Curriculum inspirational as well as helpful in your teaching of birds of prey, and specifically peregrine falcons. Let us know what you think!


Register your class!

When you register your class, you will get live e-mail updates as they are posted to the website. You will also receive updated educational information as it is added to the web. To sign up contact Maria Grace today!


Learn More:
Download Adopt a Species - Peregrine falcon

Adopt a Species - Peregrine falcon - 170.4KB
Detailed information about the Peregrine falcon in New Jersey.

Download Build a Raptor

Build a Raptor - 55.8KB
Students discover the incredible diversity of birds while finding out that raptors are a special group of birds that have unique adaptations that help them survive.

Download Deadly Links

Deadly Links - 198.1KB
Students learn about pesticides, how pesticides enter the food chain and affect birds of prey.

Download Peregrine Curriculum

Peregrine Curriculum - 1.5MB
The Peregrine Project Curriculum Guide for Teachers


Contact Us:

Maria Grace, Education and Outreach Manager: Email

609.984.0621


Jersey City Falcon Cam

Image of Falcon Cam - male

Live from 101 Hudson St. in Jersey City!

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