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Order up Some Ornithology (Jr./Sr. High School Birding Club)

This is a place for Jr. and Sr. High School birders of all skill levels to connect with other students who also love birds and the outdoors. Each week will focus on a different avian Order or Family. (Biology, Zoology, Animals)
Heather Gerth, M.S.
66 total reviews for this teacher
19 reviews for this class
Completed by 48 learners
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
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

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Thu Aug 11

Meets Once per week
8pm - 8:50pm
6 learners enrolled

Next on Thu Aug 11

Meets Once per week
9pm - 9:50pm
Only 3 spots remaining
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Heather is a published ecologist who has conducted field ecology research for more than a decade.  She has done research in Costa Rica, Teton Mountain National Park, the Southern Appalachian Mountains, and in the Midwest. Her main research interests are birds and landscape ecology. Heather is also an environmental educator and naturalist with over 20 years of experience teaching students of all ages through nature centers, schools, and Girl Scouts.
 1 file available upon enrollment
You may choose to print a note-taking page to fill in during the presentation. I recommend storing the page from each week in a binder to make a reference booklet.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
- Students will need to have access to,, and during class.  None of these require an account, and links will be provided during class through the Zoom chat feature to access the sites when needed.

- Students will also need to have access to  Student may choose to post anonymously on Padlet using their first name only in the title of the post, or they may choose to create an account (with parent permission) so that their name appears on their posts automatically.  Activity notifications are available from Padlet when an account is used.  For privacy purposes please only the student's first name when setting up an account.  

- The breakout room feature in Zoom will be used during class.  Students will be broken up into small groups for a brief (5-8min) conversation with other learners in the class.  Students will be provided with rules and expectations prior to entering breakout rooms, and the instructor will circulate through these groups to monitor and facilitate student conversation.  


Heather Gerth, M.S.
Lives in the United States
Published Ecologist, Ornithologist, and Environmental Educator with Over 20 Years of Teaching Experience
66 total reviews
45 completed classes

About Me

***I will be on maternity leave from May-July 2022.  Responses to messages may be delayed during this time, but I still look forward to hearing from you!

I am passionate about ecology, birds, and getting students outside observing and studying... 
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