Pull on your warm winter coats, hats and boots and head outside for some real hands-on learning! Bring some binoculars and a camera with a good zoom lens if you have it. It's bald eagle watching season along the Fox River.
Several bald eagles have been sighted along the river trail in Oswego, Aurora and St. Charles. They like to sit at the top of the highest trees, so binoculars come in handy for nice views, and the zoom lens is a must if you want good pictures.
You can prepare your young homeschoolers ahead of time by doing some online research about our local bald eagles at Enchanted Learning.com (http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/birds/info/Eagle.shtml) and Starved Rock State Park.org.
The bald eagle is a majestic bird that inspires awe in young and old alike. Your field trip can be short or long, depending on your family's tolerance for the cold temperatures, but every minute spent viewing these magnificent birds is time well-spent.