Forwarded from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology:
Feeding Feathered Friends
Feeding your schoolyard birds is a great way to help birds and engage students in science and engineering! November is the start of Project FeederWatch (PFW) season. If you want to participate in PFW, the free FeederWatch Classroom Guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to participate in PFW and six fun activities to support classroom learning. We also offer Feathered Friends--monthly lessons that captivate elementary and middle school students' interest. These easy-to-use lessons include take-home activities that will help you teach science content and practices year-round through your local birds.
If you are new to feeding birds, maintaining your classroom feeder is a breeze with our tips and tricks blog. Don’t have a feeder? Register for our February webinar, "Engineer Inquiry with DIY Feeders", and build your students' STEM skills by having them design and build their own!
Also from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology:
Apply for the Celestron Binocular Grant!
Our friends at Celestron are giving 12 classrooms who engage in participatory (citizen) science or nature-based investigations a classroom set of 10 Celestron binoculars. Whether you’re watching a bird feeder, going out on regular bird walks, or participating in a bio blitz, tell us how your students are practicing their science skills and what you could accomplish with a classroom set of Celestron binoculars. Applications open November 1 and close on December 10, 2023. Apply now.
Cornell Lab Smorgasbord: A Feast of Resources for Educators!
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has a whole menu of amazing resources for educators! Get a taste for what the Lab has to offer in next month's free webinar. We’ll sample resources from the Center for Conservation Bioacoustics, the Macaulay Library, Bird Academy, and more. Learn about online interactives, videos, and resources offered by the Lab and explore ways to implement them in your classroom. Join us on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 7:00pm ET.