Science & Nature

The Bird Group

This is a place for teen birders of all skill levels to connect with other students who love birds. Build a birding community through discussion, participate in group challenges and games, and keep current with ornithology research.
66 total reviews for this teacher
New group


year olds


active learners

per learner

How does aGroup work?

Access to an online community, anytime — Share and create with like-minded peers from any device
A space for verified learners — All participants are verified by Outschool before joining
Educator-led challenges, events, and discussions — Outschool educator moderates content and facilitates engaging activities

Introducing Outschool Groups

The Bird Group

The Bird Group is a community of learners that come together on Outschool to share what they’re learning, ask questions, participate in challenges, and get feedback on their projects
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Group Experience

This class is taught in English.
1) Through participation in The Bird Group's discussions, students will create a connected community of young birders that will provide a supportive environment in which students can improve birding skills.  
2) Through participation in The Bird Group's challenges, students will improve birding skills and enhance their creativity.
3) Through participation in The Bird Group's "Keep Current Challenges", students will learn about current research in Ornithology by reading both peer-reviewed publications and popular press science articles.  
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. Heather has led bird clubs through brick and mortar schools and through Outschool for the last year.  
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Group Leader

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
43 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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