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Teacher Tip: There will be pauses during the recordings to make observations or think about a question. Think about how you would like student to share their ideas/observations/questions with you during theses times.

Students across the world joined together in a free online program as we built our skills for spotting birds!

What happened during this Special Live Event

In this 45-minute program, students built their skills for spotting birds. Through observations, students identified unique bird adaptations and behaviors in a variety of habitats and throughout different seasons

Students created bird field notebooks, modeled after journals from Academy scientists! In no time, students noticed birds and bird behaviors in their own backyards or schoolyard.

This program was chat box interactive! Students got to see and hear the Academy expert, and teachers will enter comments and questions into a text-based chat window.

Materials to Prepare

Please prepare the following materials for each student so that they can practice spotting birds during the broadcast. 

Extended Learning

Post-program activities:

Citizen science offers a wonderful way for kids to see that we are all scientists, working shoulder to shoulder. Doing citizen science empowers kids and encourages them to create connections with nature surrounding them while using the latest tech tools. It’s fun too!

Citizen Science data has been collected by the public for decades. Through this data, scientists have learned the migratory patterns of many birds. The data tells us where birds currently go to breed, feed, and molt. The data also allows scientists to predict what will happen to specific bird species as their habitats (feeding, breeding, and molting grounds) shift due to climate change. This helps us learn which birds are at risk and decide how to act to protect those birds now!

Grades: 4th Grade - 5th Grade
Program Duration: 45 minutes
Price: Free