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Bird Study Merit Badge

Schedule and Location

Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$35.00 member
$42.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Study the characteristics, behavior, and significance of birds as you earn your merit badge at The Morton Arboretum. Investigate the variety and different uses of feathers, beaks, and feet. Learn to identify birds by sight and sound using a field guide. Use binoculars to make skilled observations of birds in local habitats. Build a bird feeder to attract birds to your own backyard.

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Course Details

  • Notes: Homework is required between sessions. This class is designed for boy scouts working on their merit badge requirements  Limit 14. Open to ages 11-17.
  • Required Reading: Bird Study Merit Badge Booklet

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