Mute Swans - Enrichment - Ecology
Mute Swans are the type of swan you are most likely to see in the Northeastern US. You may have first been exposed to this type of swan in Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling”, a children’s story featuring a young Mute Swan born among ducks.
Mute Swans are a Non-Native Invasive Species. They were imported from Europe in the late 1800s and brought to parks, large estates, and zoos. Their aesthetic value was prized in New York's lower Hudson Valley and Long Island.
Use this informative article with comprehension questions and a model-making activity to teach students about this interesting bird! This product includes:
- Six pages with an article and 12 short-answer questions
- Materials list and directions for making a paper-mâché clay model swan
- Answer Key