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!
CWF's Falcon Cams provide 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 2019, 38 pairs of peregrine falcons nested in New Jersey. Educating the future citizens of New Jersey is one important way of ensuring their continued recovery.
As of 2017, CWF is proud to feature two Falcon Cams on our website - one on the rooftop of 101 Hudson Street in Jersey City and the other on top of the Union County courthouse. The webcams capture the falcon pairs' every move, allowing viewers 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!
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.
Classroom Activites and Lessons
Grade 1 - 5_Peregrine Curriculum - 1.5MB
Grade 2_Birds of Prey - 411.4KB
Example_Birds of Prey - Osprey - 2.0MB
Example of the Birds of Prey research project created by Diane Cook's second grade class of Flemington-Raritan School District.
Grade 3 and 4_Blogging Using Live Cams - 729.8KB
Flexible Grade Level
Shrinking Habitat - 32.4KB
Build a Raptor - 55.8KB
Deadly Links - 198.1KB
Adopt a Species - Peregrine falcon - 170.4KB
Register your class!
When you register your class, you will get live e-mail updates on our FalconCams 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 us today!
For more information, Contact
Ethan Gilardi, CWF Biologist: Email
Jersey City Falcon Cam
Live from 101 Hudson St. in Jersey City!
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