Order up Some Ornithology (Jr./Sr. High School Birding Club)
Heather Gerth, M.S.
This is a place for teen 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. Keywords: Biology Zoology Animals
US Grade 9 - 12
If you want to meet other people who love birds and being outside as much as you, then this is the perfect class for you! In each class, students will meet to share their recent bird sightings, swap birding tips, and learn about one taxonomic Order and/or Family of birds each week. This is an inclusive group that welcomes beginner and expert birders alike. Each class will follow this rough outline: - Recent Bird Sightings: Share your pictures and recent bird sightings on a Padlet...
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 enrollmentYou 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.
- Students will need to have access to https://bingobaker.com/, https://www.drawasaurus.org/, and https://jamboard.google.com 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 http://padlet.com. 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.
Meet the teacher
I am passionate about ecology, birds, and getting students outside observing and studying the natural world! I am a scientist with 15+ years of experience in field ecology research and publications in peer-reviewed ecology journals. I've...
1x per week
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(23)
Completed by 66 learners
Live video meetings
3-10 learners per class