Calling All Formal and Nonformal Educators

Are you looking for activities and lesson plans to work with your students? Do you work with students, other educators, families or communities? Whether you are a classroom teacher, a homeschool parent, a scout leader or an environmental educator at a museum or nature center, there are lots of  bird related resources available for your use.

K-12th Grade Resources: Reading, math and scientific literacy skills and common core standards can all be mastered using birds and natural resources as your learning venue. Are you looking for a visual arts project for your students? You can incorporate history, conservation, civics, biology, math,  language arts and art education using the Junior Duck Stamp Program. Our curriculum includes four (free) learning guides.

The  Shorebird Sister Schools Program encourages students to learn about migration and different cultures along flyways. There is also a  curriculum available for this program.

Visit our Youth Birding page to access more resources.

Resources for Any Age:
Many of our  national wildlife refuges offer workshops, events and other learning opportunities for children, families, adults and communities. Take a look at our Annual Festivals page to see what is offered in your area.

 Citizen Science Projects offered by nongovernment organizations invite participants to become data collectors, rpoviding important information that is used by ornithologists and habitat managers.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service relies on a dedicated cadre of  volunteers. We also have a limited number of  positions for student interns.

Last Updated: July 31, 2018