Birds and Bird Conservation: Teaching Resources
The Brookline Bird Club is committed to promoting education about birds and bird conservation. The following websites, organizations, and books may be useful to K-12 teachers, in Massachusetts and beyond, who want to stimulate their students to learn about birds, preserve birds and their habitats, and, more generally, enjoy and respect the wonders of nature. This list is ever-growing. If you find a resource to add to this list, please let us know. We are committed to including all in birding. Thanks!
Web Sites with Resources and Materials for Teachers
The Massachusetts Audubon Society aims to “protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife.” The many individual wildlife sanctuaries within Mass Audubon offer a wide variety of bird-oriented programs, classes, events, and camps for children and young birders. The Drumlin Farm sanctuary in Lincoln features an extensive Youth Birding program, K-8 environmental education programs, and a community preschool to introduce young children to birds and other wildlife. The Ipswich River sanctuary in Topsfield features summer “Nature Day” camps, “Sense of Wonder Walks” for children, and curriculum and professional development for teachers. The Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport offers a bird-banding program, a “natural classroom” on Plum Island, an “introduction to birds” field trip, and workshops for teachers. Check the Mass Audubon web site for programs and events at other sanctuaries throughout Massachusetts.