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Environment & Climate Change

Free curriculum offered in Michigan on Migratory Bird Treaty

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Michigan Radio

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering a free curriculum to teachers as part of a yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty.

  The U.S. signed the treaty with Great Britain in 1916. The British were acting on behalf of Canada. Similar agreements were reached shortly thereafter with Japan, Russia and Mexico. All are designed to protect birds that migrate across international borders.

  The Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial curriculum takes students in 4th-8th grades through the history of bird conservation and will introduce them to environmental legislation and the concept of treaties. Students also will learn about 14 Michigan birds.

  The centennial celebration in Michigan also includes monthly stories on featured birds in DNR publications and education programs at parks.

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  Curriculum registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/migratorybird

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