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  • eBird Essentials for Educators Guide

    Participatory-science projects like eBird can help make concrete connections between classroom learning and life skills, preparing your students with the tools they need to thrive in the world. This guide gives educator-tested tips, tools, and activities for scaffolding students in…

  • Students as Scientists: Nature-Based Inquiry

    Students as Scientists: Nature-Based Inquiry units features two teachers guides, one for grades K-5 and the other for grades 6-12.

  • Spark Student Curiosity Through Wildlife Cams Guide

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  • Spark Student Curiosity with a Feeder Design Challenge Guide

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  • “Students as Scientists” Resources for 6th-12th Grades

    Find all the supporting resources you need to implement Students as Scientist in 6th-12th grade classrooms.

  • FeederWatch Classroom Guide

     Project FeederWatch (PFW) is a November-April survey of birds that visit schoolyards, backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America.  To sign up for PFW, visit their website here.

    This FeederWatch Classroom Guide helps educators engage their K-8th…

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    Free eBird 6-8 Lesson

    Download your free copy of eBird lesson 6-8 to help you make science real. Dive in to adaptation by exploring the connection between dinosaurs and birds with your students.

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    Bone Identification

    A mole, a vole or a shrew? What could those bones in your owl pellet possibly be? Download our free bone identification guide to solve the mystery!

  • BeastBox Activity Guide: Calls of the Wild

    The BeastBox game explores how animals use sound to communicate within their ecosystems in a fun and interactive way. This Calls of the Wild activity guide will help educators engage middle school students with the game while addressing key concepts.

  • BirdSleuth Investigator 2017
    BirdSleuth Investigator

    Students from around the country love going outside and watching birds. Then they get curious and start asking questions about what they are seeing. Those questions turn into research projects and innovative studies that the students design themselves. We invite…

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    Explorer’s Guidebook

    K-12 Education wants to help you get kids outside and enjoying their local parks and natural areas. Take kids on a habitat scavenger hunt, create a sound map, and test bird ID skills with this adaptable activity book.

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    Evolution in Paradise

    Download free lessons that explore the topics of science process, natural and sexual selection, behavior and heritability through hands-on activities and lively discussions.

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    Flap to the Future

    To supplement Bird Academy’s online game Flap to the Future, we’ve created Jump, Glide, or Fly? Exploring Bird Evolution lesson plan. Lessons and game are free and engaging!

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    Think Outside The (Nest) Box

    Build, install and monitor nest boxes to help your students grasp a better understanding of life cycles. Download the free lessons to accompany the videos and activities.