Bluebird Recovery Program (CBRP)
Following are references to material to help teachers create or
purchase commercial and\or arrange for
field trips. Any additional references
would be welcome, especially material that you have created and are willing to
share with others. Please contact me at Dick Blaine. More to come ...
Audubon Society - http://audubon.org/educate
Educational material for teachers, fun and games for kids.
Cornell University is one of the primary sources of educational
(and much more) for educators and bird enthusiasts
This link is oriented toward bringing science to kids
and provideds educators
with classroom modules.
This link points to information and resources for educators –
“helping you learn & Teach About Birds”
*Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society - http://scvas.org
Classroom material (presentations, guides, workbooks) oriented toward the San
*Children's Activity Guide by Myra Pearlman and Pauline Mousseau
Mountain Bluebird Trails - click here
This activity guide is available for download form the web page as a PDF or
available for purchase thru the Mountain Bluebirds Trail group. It is currently being updated so as to
provide better coverage of the west, Midwest and Eastern
*North American Bluebird Society - http://www.nabluebirdsociety.org
VHS & slide presentation. Click on
"NABS Catalog' on the left-hand side of the page and then
"education" on the left-hand side.
*San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge - click here
"Slow the Flow" is an
educational program designed for grades 5-12 and is available free of charge to
educators and organizations located in the SF
Bay Area. See web site for more
Bay Bird Observatory - http://www.sfbbo.org
Education & workshops for high school and adult level. See web site.
*Lucy Evans Interpretive Center, Palo Alto, CA Baylands
here and click
here See web site for range of
* City of Palo Alto, CA - School Classes & Outreach Program -
Programs include: Introduction to the Baylands,
"Feel, Look, and Listen: preschool - high school, involves exploration of
bird life in the salt marshes.
*Nature Mapping Program - State of Washington
The NatureMapping Program builds the link between
schools, citizens, and researchers in creating hands-on learning experiences.
Local Learning Centers certified by NatureMapping
provide the on-going support of real-life science inquiry which is guided by
local research professionals.
See the following resources: click
here and click here
Ranch - click here
Elementary School Environmental
Education Program. Each year, about 7000
elementary school children (3rd through 5th graders) from throughout the
diverse communities of the Bay Area participate in a multi-facetted
environmental education program. This experiential immersion in a preserved
nature setting is a unique experience for many of these children, which
provides an opportunity for them to learn about local native habitats, and to
develop an appreciation for the natural world and a desire to protect it. There
is no charge for the elementary school education program. Transportation
scholarships are available for schools that lack funds to provide
transportation to the sanctuaries.
Teachers interested in applying for their class to participate in the
Environmental Education Program at Bolinas Lagoon Preserve should contact the
Administrative Director at Yvonne@egret.org or 415-868-9244.
At Bouverie Preserve, the curriculum is designed for
3rd and 4th grades, and we focus on habitats and adaptations of organisms found
in the rich chaparral, oak woodland, and riparian ecosystems. Teachers from Sonoma County
that are interested in applying for the program at Bouverie
Preserve should contact the Administrative Coordinator at email@example.com or
*Sylvan Dell Teaching books - click
resources from Sylvan Dell's bird books for 'Draw a Picture of a Bird Day'
today, and excite children about the world of birds! 30-80 page Cross
Curricular Teaching Activities - organized by core subjects--Language Arts,
Math, Science, Geography, and Character & Citizenship--these activities
help teachers incorporate Sylvan Dell titles into any lesson plan
excellent material for those teachers who would like to create their own
curriculum. Material is oriented
toward the Eastern Bluebird but useful for Western and Midwest
* Flying WILD: An Educator's Guide to Celebrating - click
This is a government sponsored environmental education curriculum program (CEE
- Council for Environmental Education and EPA) guide. Teacher training program and purchase of
and Other Cavity-Nesting Birds – click here
This is one
of the best of the teacher resources I have seen. This Youth Project Book was developed by the
4H in conjunction with the IFAS Extension department of the University of Florida. It is a 67 page project workbook containing
learning projects ranging from bird basics to observation to building a
birdhouse to career opportunities in the field.
The projects are designed to be completed in 1-3 years.