Science & Nature

Birdwatching Explorers Club

Learn about birdwatching techniques and the characteristics of birds while listening to bird calls! Play games, create art, start a species checklist and bird journal, look at pictures, and learn to identify interesting birds of the world.
Amalia Fernand, M.S. Nature/Earth Science
1038 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 18 learners
Class

45 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week

5-8

year olds

5-12

learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn the characteristics of birds, how to identify common birdcalls and what makes raptors different than other birds, plus learn interesting facts about birds from around the world. 
I am teaching this class because I am enthusiastic about sharing my passion for birding with students! I researched bird calls, tracks, and bird characteristics extensively while writing the bird section and species checklist for my book, "Ohio Wildlife: A Coloring Field Guide." I have a master's degree in Ecological Leadership and Education, and an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies and have taught classes about birds at nature centers, Raptor Festivals, schools, homeschool groups, and art centers. 
Optional craft projects will be provided for before, during, or after class. Learners may choose the project that is the right fit for them depending on interest and available supplies. Please check the classroom for detailed instructions about each project. Print-outs will be attached to classroom posts.

Week of January 10:
Recycled Binoculars
Materials: 
~two toilet paper tubes
~packing tape, duct tape, or masking tape, or a stapler
~yarn
~hole punch
Optional: sticker, paint, or markers

Week of January 17
Bird Stick Puppets
Materials: 
~printed sheet of birds, or draw your own birds
~coloring utensils
~scissors
~popsicle sticks or real sticks
~glue (alternative: tape)

Week of January 24
Raptor Mobile
Materials: 
~one or two strong sticks
~yarn
~hole punch
~scissors
~coloring utensils
~white glue 
~printed pdf  (preferably on cardstock)

Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Scissors are needed for the recommended optional craft projects and parental guidance is required for the use of scissors. 

Teacher

Amalia Fernand, M.S. Nature/Earth ScienceNature Explorers with Ms. Amalia
1038 total reviews
329 completed classes

About Me

As an international environmental educator, I have spent the last 25 years teaching kids around the world about nature. Through art projects, science experiments, games, and live animal interactions, I will guide learners to explore and discuss a... 
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