K-12 Education offers a variety of free webinars each month open to all educators. All our fun and interactive webinars provide background content, highlight new and relevant educational resources, and allow discussion for successful implementation of such information and activities. Each webinar is roughly 50 minutes with 10 minutes allocated for questions. You can access all archived webinars through our YouTube channel. You can also receive letters of completion or Continuing Education Units.
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Join us for our 2022-2023 school year webinar series! Join our eNews to get monthly reminders of our upcoming webinars and keep updated with on our latest resources and professional development opportunities.
- September – Feeding Our Feathered Friends
Discover teacher-tested, hands on materials that will inspire your K-5 students to connect to nature and learn science content through feeder birds.
- October – Nurtured by Nature: Social Emotional Learning in Science
Discover how citizen science and inquiry can shape the STEM leaders of our future! By engaging in citizen science and investigations, students become scientists while exercising social and emotional learning (SEL) skills. They make observations, generate their own questions, collect…
- November – “eBird Explorers” Choose Your Own Adventure: K-5 & 6-12
Discover our latest curricula suite, eBird Explorers. These four, grade-banded curricula provide educators with fun, hands-on lessons that connect kids to nature through the world of birds.
- December – “Students as Scientists: Nature-based Inquiry”
Discover our newest curriculum, Students as Scientists: Nature-based Inquiry. This curriculum is the next evolution of our most popular resource, Investigating Evidence, and is designed to engage students in hands-on, authentic, inquiry projects inspired by nature. We’ve seen the amazing…
- January – Great Backyard Bird Count
Discover the excitement of participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). If you’re interested in getting your kids participating in bird watching and citizen science, the GBBC is a great place to start.
- February – Enhancing Your Schoolyard for Year-Round Nature Observations
School gardens and habitat improvement projects can provide the context for lessons across subjects and offer a wonderful opportunity to engage students in hands-on, project-based learning. Students who engage in school outdoor learning and school gardens are likely to experience…
- March – Growing a Culturally Responsive Classroom
We all know, diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice are important in every classroom. But how do we bring that into our classrooms and programs? Join us in an interactive webinar to learn practical ways to build a more inclusive science…
- April – Inspiring Curiosity with Wildlife Cams
From cams hosted in public spaces like aquariums and zoos, to wild places such as the Serengeti and arctic circle, this interactive webinar will explore how K-12 teachers can use live-streaming wildlife cams to effectively develop student science practices.
- May – Creatively Build Observation Skills
What do art and science have in common? Observation! Discover fun, hands-on activities that build observation skills through art.
- June – Apps for Outdoor Exploration
Bring technology in the classroom while engaging students in outdoor observation with Cornell Lab’s free apps! Plus, discover how you can help kids become citizen scientists.
As our 2022-2023 webinar series progresses, we will post the archived webinars below. You can access our greatest hits and most recent archived webinars through our YouTube channel.