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American Robins

Dear Families,

This spring, our class will be joining students and scientists across North America to track the American Robin's migration. We are participating in Journey North, an educational website that engages students in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change.

Look and Listen for Robins
Starting in February, citizen scientists across North America report their first robin of spring, waves of migrating robins, and the first robin song of spring. They also report first earthworms and other robin observations. As students track migration, they explore the robin's life cycle, ecology, habitat, and conservation needs. Perhaps most importantly, students participate in an annual celebration as this welcome sign of spring moves across the continent.

Contribute to Research and Discovery
Professional scientists are still trying to understand the migratory patterns of robins. They can use Journey North's citizen scientist data in many ways. They can look for correlations between robins and available food, year-to-year similarities and differences in migration patterns, the influence of climate, temperatures, and weather on migration, and other variables.

Join the Journey
As our class tracks the migration of robins, we invite you to embark on this journey with us.
Here’s how you can support your child’s learning:

  • Watch for earthworms and robins: Be citizen scientists by observing and reporting your sightings of first earthworms, first robins, first singing robins, and waves of robins.
  • Learn More: Read booklets or view online slideshows about robins with your child on the Journey North website:

Thank you for your continued support.
Yours respectfully,