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Audubon Offers Free Digital Program and Materials for Teachers and Homeschool Parents

Written By Editor on 2/1/21 | 2/1/21

Bird Flight Patterns and Music
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By: Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society
For more information contact: Susan O'Handley, Publicity Chairperson, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, Oneonta, NY; (607) 643-5680;

[ONEONTA, NY; REGIONAL] Coming up in late March 2021, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will be offering FREE access to this very special program to all our members through a special opportunity provided by the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra in Massachusetts!  The program and correlating educational materials will also be available at no cost to any educator in our region as well as homeschool programs.  Teachers and Parents can sign up using our contact form on our website at .

About the Program

Explore the exciting connection between bird flight and musical motion in this concert video with accompanying teacher’s guide and curriculum. The video features performances by the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and NBSO Education Trio with special guests Heloise Degrugillier, Recorder Soloist performing the world premiere of Jamie Allen’s Nightingale Concerto. The video also includes a special interview with Xavi Bou, photographer for the Ornitographies Project, a video featuring David Lentink from Stanford University’s bird flight and robotics lab and a visit with Sam Claggett, Conservation Education Specialist from the Buttonwood Park Zoo with a special bird guest. The orchestra and trio will perform works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams, Strauss and Derek Bermel’s Murmurations.

The teacher’s guide will provide music, science, writing and visual art activities that further the bird flight pattern and music exploration. Activities include a starling murmuration interactive lesson with student-made “starlings on a stick,” play-along flap and glide melodies with the NBSO trio, thermal currents soaring experiment, music composition and improvisation activities, NBSO musician videos and much more.

Educators and Homeschool Parents – sign up today at to receive access to the concert video and the teacher’s guide with clickable links to music videos, activity demonstrations etc. 

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