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Ornithologist in Training: Avian Field Ecology Project Private Mentoring

1:1 monthly or bi-weekly tutoring with an experienced field ecologist. Conduct an independent research or science fair project investigating the ecology of birds. Communicate research with scientific writing, a presentation, or a display.
Heather Gerth, M.S.
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will participate in all steps of the scientific method including question formation, research design, conducting research, data analysis, conclusions, and project communication.  
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.
Students should set aside 2-4 hr each week for this course.  
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
This course uses the following external resources: Google Drive.  Students will be provided with links in the Outschool Classroom to access relevant resources.  Students will not need to create any accounts to access these resources.  


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

About Me

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... 
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