Science & Nature

Puzzling Out the Paleognaths! (FLEX)

Learn about both the living and extinct paleognath birds of the world -- mostly big, mostly flightless, all awesome!
Deniz M. — Animalia Mania
780 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
Class

No live meetings

Over 4 weeks

13-18

year olds

1-10

learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Jun 6

Jun 6 - Jul 3 (4 weeks)
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Mon Jul 4

Jul 4 - Jul 31 (4 weeks)
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Mon Aug 1

Aug 1 - Aug 28 (4 weeks)
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Mon Sep 5

Sep 5 - Oct 2 (4 weeks)
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Description

Class Experience

I am a zoologist who enjoys sharing my love of the animal kingdom with lifelong learners of all ages. I especially enjoy connecting children to nature, and keeping their natural scientific sparks lit!  

In addition to my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Environmental Science/Fish & Wildlife Management, I have specialized experience in ornithology and birding. I am a Flying WILD certified educator; focused on birds for my graduate research project (West Nile Virus in corvids); have a certificate in bird biology from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology; have written species accounts for Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Birds of the World website; have monitored birds at my local nature center as part of their eBird Project Feederwatch program; and completed the Certified Bird Feeding Specialist program through Wild Birds Unlimited.

I also have nearly two decades experience as a home education advocate, including homeschooling my own children from preschool through high school. I am a big proponent of flexible learning, individualized education, and supporting fellow neurodiverse learners, so please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or requests for additional resources.  We all learn in our own way and time, but everyone should have the chance to learn about how cool animals are!
There is both reading and multimedia viewing material assigned with each week's topic.
Lesson materials are provided for free via the classroom, either as downloadable printables/files or links to online resources (web pages, videos, articles, etc.). 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
  • Pinterest (curated board, public access, no account required)
  • various curated science website links
  • Youtube
As noted above, formal assessments will only be provided if the student or parent requests it.
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
All my zoology classes are open to discussing animal anatomy, including the reproductive system, and natural behaviors and bodily functions, including predation and mating.

Online resources: This class directs learners to watch curated video content on YouTube and may also direct learners to additional information on science-related pages (e.g., a research journal or zoological database). No online account signups are required.

Teacher

Deniz M. — Animalia Mania
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Lives in the United States
Kingdom Animalia: Zoology, Conservation Biology, Natural History, Iconography (Art History & Visual Culture), and More!
780 total reviews
861 completed classes

About Me

1) what kind of classes you teach

I offer introductory unit studies on various topics in zoology and natural history; a special series on animals in world art history (based on my current ongoing research project!); and, because it's extra fun,... 
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