Spot that Bird
On February 7, 2019, students across North America will join together in a free online program as they build skills for spotting birds!
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
Target Audience: 3rd - 6th grade
Interactivity Options: Teacher using a Chat Box
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 take a closer 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 their behaviors in their own backyards or right outside the schoolyard.
This program is interactive in nature! Students will have multiple opportunities to ask Academy educators about their curiosities.
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.
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.