BirdSleuth K-12

April 8, 2016
Photo credit: Kelly Schaeffer

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s BirdSleuth K-12 provides innovative resources that build science skills while inspiring young people to connect to local habitats, explore biodiversity, and engage in citizen-science projects through inquiry-based science curriculum and activities. It engages kids in scientific study and real data collection through the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s citizen-science projects. If your land trust has an education or outreach program, you may be interested in adding BirdSleuth to your repertoire.

What can BirdSleuth offer land trusts?

BirdSleuth provides educators with free resources, and curriculum and activity kits that cost a minimal fee. These resources encourage kids to:

  • Make observations and answer their own questions about nature using the scientific process
  • Spend time outdoors, connecting with nature by focusing on the fascinating sights, sounds, and behaviors of birds
  • Understand the real-world importance of the data they collect and enter online, which helps scientists understand and conserve birds

The program offers a variety of resources for all types of educators no matter the setting. For a full list of offerings, visit the BirdSleuth website.

The BirdSleuth team is happy to assist land trust staff in taking full advantage of BirdSleuth materials and the Lab’s citizen-science projects as they help youth spark curiosity, use tools to make scientific discoveries, and connect to their local resources. BirdSleuth works to support the use of their resources through online communities, blog posts, professional development workshops, and free webinars