Snowy Egret

On February 7, 2019, students across North America will join together in a free online program as they build skills for spotting birds!

Classrooms everywhere are invited to join this FREE webchat!

Dates: Thursday, February 7, 2019
This program will be broadcasted two times on this date
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) or 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Price: Free!
Target Audience: 3rd - 6th grade
Interactivity Options: Teacher using a Chat Box


What to exect during this Special Live Event

In this 45-minute program, students will build skills for spotting birds. Through observation, students will identify unique bird adaptations and feeding strategies in a variety of habitats. They will also take a close look at some of the Academy’s bird collections.

Students will then create bird field notebooks modeled on journals from Academy scientists! In no time, students will notice birds and bird behaviors in their own backyards or right in the schoolyard.

This program is interactive in nature! Students will have multiple opportunities to ask Academy educators about their curiosities.

Program Materials

During the program we will be making and documenting our own bird observations. Therefore, each student should have their own copy of the Bird Journal for the program. The Academy educators will instruct when and how to use this journal during our program.

Technology required

During these web chats, students will be able to see and hear the Academy science educator, and teachers will be able to enter comments and questions into a text-based chat window

To participate you must have the following technology available:

  • Desktop, laptop computer, or tablet
  • Strong internet connection; a wired connection is preferable
  • An updated version of the free application Zoom installed on your computer or tablet
  • If you have a large class we also recommend having a projector and speakers

Groups are limited to no more than 75 students and no more than 2 classes for a single connection.

Can't join us on February 7th? Check out other Special Live Events, or book a one-on-one virtual program with an Academy educator! 

Grades: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
Program Duration: 45 minutes
Capacity: 75
Price: Free