FeederWatch Classroom Guide

Engage your students in Participatory Science with Project FeederWatch

Hardy Hummer © Maggie MacDonald 

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 grade students in participatory science by providing the necessary tools and skills to help monitor bird communities across North America. This 17-page guide is a free download that provides step by step instructions on how to participate in PFW, six fun activities to support classroom learning, along with additional tools and teaching tips.

Below are all the supplemental and electronic resources for FeederWatch Classroom Guide

PFW Toolbox

You can check the PFW educator page here: feederwatch.org/learn/educational-and-homeschool-resources/ for any available educator discounts.

Activity 1 Resources

Activity 2 Resources

Activity 3 Resources

  • Seeds and Grains Poster

Activity 4 Resources

Activity 5 Resources

Activity 6 Resources