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The Canadian Peregrine Foundation - Project School Visit - Discovery

The Canadian Peregrine Foundation

Project School Visit:
Discovery Public School (Maple)

Visit sponsored by: TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

In April 2002, we visited Maple's Discovery Public School with our peregrine falcon "Ariel".  Below are some of the comments that we received from the school and a few of the students:

The presentation on Peregrine Falcons on April 23, 2002 by Maya Basdeo was very successful.  Our grades 4, 5, and 6 students were engaged throughout the presentations and the quality of their questions indicated reflection
and in-depth thought.

Many expectations of the curriculum were addressed effectively.  There was a good mix of theoretical and practical strategies in the presentation.  This approach managed to heighten awareness, evoke critical thinking and problem solving from children.

This was time well spent by staff and students, participating in a presentation that teaches curriculum expectations in a unique and motivating way.

Sincerely,

Khris Singh, Principal

The presentation on Peregrine Falcons on April 23, 2002 by Maya Basdeo was very successful.  Our grades 4, 5, and 6 students were engaged throughout the presentations and the quality of their questions indicated reflection
and in-depth thought.

Many expectations of the curriculum were addressed effectively.  There was a good mix of theoretical and practical strategies in the presentation.  This approach managed to heighten awareness, evoke critical thinking and problem solving from children.

This was time well spent by staff and students, participating in a presentation that teaches curriculum expectations in a unique and motivating way.

Sincerely,

Khris Singh, Principal

I have learned which sub species breed in Ontario, the speed of a dive, the month females lay their eggs, the age they start to lay, the number of eggs laid, the name of a nest, and what a hack box is.  The anatum species breeds in Ontario, the speed of a dive is 320 km (200 mph), May is the month females lay their eggs, when females are 2 years old is when they start laying, they lay 3-4 eggs, the nest is called an eyrie, a hack box is a place where chicks are placed and fed until they are old enough to hunt on their own.  I have also learned that DDT is sprayed on crops, the bugs eat the crops then become infected, other birds eat the bugs and become infected, then the peregrine eats the other birds and they become infected.

I think it was a good idea when they banned DDT from North America, but they need to ban if from the world.

I feel sad that they are still using DDT in the world, but happy that they banned it from North America.  Thank you for coming to our school.

Yours truly, 

Matthew, Della, Pia

 

When I saw the presentation, I learned more stuff about Peregrines than I knew before.  For example, the sub species that breeds in Southern Ontario is the Anatum.  I feel that this will help me if I get a job that involves falcons.

Rustom

 

 

When I saw your presentation I learned many things about Peregrine Falcons.  I learned that DDT is a pesticide that farmers usually spray on their crops.  They use it to make sure that bugs don't eat their crops.  I also learned that a Peregrine Falcon's nest is on tall buildings.  If they eat DDT they can't digest it and their eggs' shells would be really weak.  One of the intereting things about Peregrine Falcons is that they are the fastest thing on earth.  Thank you for your presentation.

Channy C

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