Science Action Club - Bird Scout Kit
- Recommended Grades: 5-8
- Number of Students: 20+
- Number of Activities: 12+
- Contact Hours: Each activity is designed for a 60-90 minute club session and can be extended with bonus resources included
- Lesson Plan Sample PDF: Build a Bird
- Lesson Plan Sample PDF: Bird Count
Science Action Club kits make it easy and fun to lead hands-on STEM in after school and summer programs no experience necessary. Through games, projects, and exciting investigations, youth explore nature, contribute to authentic science research, and design creative strategies to protect the planet.
With content from a world-class museum and scientific institution, each kit includes easy-to-follow activity plans, a complete set of STEM supplies, and a two-hour online, self-paced, professional development training for staff. The training provides step-by-step guidance for all 12 activities in each unit, as well as important science concepts and helpful strategies for teaching STEM in an informal learning environment.
With Bird Scouts, youth explore feathers, flight, and the features that make birds unique. Using tools and technology, youth identify local species and investigate environmental changes that impact bird behavior. The checklists youth submit to eBirda citizen science project from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology help scientists track changes in bird distribution and abundance across the globe.
Learn more at www.calacademy.org/sac
- Summer camps
- Afterschool programs
- Homeschool environments
- Build a Bird‚
- Birding Tools‚
- Identity Birds‚
- Bird Count‚
- Pollution Control‚
- Beneficial Beaks‚
- Exploring Flight
- Owl Pellet Dissection
- Healthy Habits
- Be a Bird Hero
- Combine Your Counts
Additional bonus activities and recommended resources are included in the online training.