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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Our 2022-2023 webinars are typically offered on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm E.T. Join our eNews to get monthly webinar reminders and keep updated on our latest resources and professional development opportunities.
- 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.
- April 18 – 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.
- March 21 – Growing a Culturally Responsive Classroom
We all know that 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…
- February 21 – 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…
- January 31 – Guest Webinar: Helping Students “Muck About” in their Data
Join us for a special webinar with guest presenter Kristin Hunter-Thomson from Dataspire! We will explore different ways we can help our students “muck about” in their data to get comfortable with and better understand it.
- January 17 – 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.
- December 13 – Students as Scientists: Spark Student Curiosity
Get a pre-release sneak peek at resources from our upcoming curriculum, Students as Scientists: Nature-based Inquiry. We’ve seen the amazing learning that can happen outdoors and with natural phenomena and the curious questions that can arise. In this interactive webinar,…
- November 15 – “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.
- 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…
- 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.