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Adaptable for high school students, these lessons and activities can challenge beginning and advanced learners alike. Free resources allow educators to meet students’ needs in a fun and engaging way.

  • 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…

  • eBird Essentials for Educators

    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…

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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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    Free eBird 9-12 Investigation

    Set the stage for discussions around birds as bioindicators with your free copy of our eBird 9-12 lesson.

  • 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: Nature-based Inquiry Curricula

    Students as Scientists: Nature-based inquiry Curricula features two teachers guides, one for grades K-5 and the other for grades 6-12.