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Feathered Flyers

Did you know the fastest animal on earth is a bird (a peregrine falcon, to be exact)? They’re some of our very favorite flyers! How do they stay way up in the air? And where did their wings come from? Find out today as we soar into the world of birds.

For Grown-Ups

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Ask About Today

If you were a bird, what kind of bird would you want to be?

Explore

est. 30 min

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How Do Birds Fly?

We want to know, too! Find out with a little help from Dr. Binocs and Peekaboo Kidz.

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Super-Powered Birds

There are all kinds of birds. Some have giant wings and can soar in the air for miles every day. Others have beautiful flashy feathers. And others can dive out of the sky at more than 200 miles per hour! Let’s take a trip into the world of birds with the Wild Kratts.

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Where Did Birds Get Their Wings?

Would you guess… dinosaurs? It’s true! Learn more in this episode of Sci Show Kids.

Create

est. 20 min

What Would a Bird See?

Imagine you’re a bird, flying way up in the air. When you look down at the ground below, what do you see? Buildings? Mountains? Trees? Cars? People? Use your Play Doh to make the tiny world you see, or draw your birds-eye view of the world on paper with crayons or markers!

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Read

est. 5 min

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Ruby’s Birds

When Ruby discovers all the amazing birds in her world, her imagination takes flight. Follow along as Erin from the Detroit Zoo reads “Ruby’s Birds” by Mya Thompson, with pictures by Claudia Dávila.

Move

est. 5 min

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Winged Workout

Birds have to be strong and healthy to do all that flying. Try some bending and flapping of your own!

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