Montana Audubon Center YouTube channel:
Natural history lesson tutorials, Exploring Our Parks episodes, and more!
Audubon for Kids:
Interactive and educational bird-related activities for kids.
Families in Nature – The Ecologist School:
Simple lessons for kids with varying themes relating to natural history and science.
Project Learning Tree:
Free downloadable lessons and family activities
Standards-based science lessons for students
Missoula Butterfly House Resources:
Virtual lessons, Bug Bytes podcast, and more
Montana Natural History Center:
Their online content includes free science and natural history resources for youth and adults.
National Environmental Education Foundation: Home of the online Greening STEM Learning Center that provides free materials and educator toolkits tied to standards. See also their new Environmental Education at Home page full of resources and projects.
Children and Nature Network: Leading a global movement to increase equitable access to nature so that children– and natural places–can thrive
North American Association for Environmental Education:
Promoting professional development and best practices in Environmental Education
Montana Environmental Education Association:
Providing support and connection to promote environmental literacy across Montana
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology provides a variety of educational resources for all ages including:
Bird Cams: A virtual window into the natural world of birds; multiple live cams to choose from!
K-12 Education: Lessons and activities, teacher professional development, and more!
Cornell Lab’s Birdsleuth Explorer’s Guidebook: Activity guidebook for exploration in a backyard or nearby park, geared towards 4th graders
Bird Academy Open Lectures: Recordings of the last five years of seminar lectures. Each seminar is around 1 hour long.
Bird Academy Play Lab: Interactive learning games like Bird Anatomy which allows you to learn and quiz yourself on bird anatomy.
Nest Watch: Learn all about nests, what kinds of nesting birds are in your area, how to build nest boxes for those species, and also allow you to be a citizen scientist by entering data in on active bird nests you might find in the Spring or Summer. You can enter data on their website or using their free app.