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Educational Resources

 

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

 

 

   Mystery Science: Standards-based science lessons for students

 

 

 

Missoula Butterfly House Resources: Virtual lessons, Bug Bytes podcast, and more

 

 

 

Montana Natural History Center: Promoting the appreciation, understanding and stewardship of nature through education in and around Missoula. 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.

 

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.

 


Additional Resources

 

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

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