Parents, welcome to BirdSleuth for Homeschool!
Getting outside to explore the birds in your neighborhood is an inexpensive and fun way to facilitate science learning in young children. We have developed a full kit and a free downloadable resource especially for homeschoolers:
- Science Investigator’s Kit for Homeschoolers was developed for young readers (approximately 7-11 years old) and provides fun, flexible, accurate, and engaging resources that are developmentally appropriate yet challenging. Activities can be done independently, as a group or family. Through participation in long-term observation and engagement in Citizen Science, children can learn life science by observing the birds at their own backyard feeder! Seasonal membership in the Project FeederWatch citizen science project is included with your kit purchase.
- The Homeschooler’s Guide to Project FeederWatch is a free eight-page document contains easy ideas that are useful for families who already participate in Project FeederWatch. These brief lesson starters will inspire new and creative ways to learn through citizen science participation.
Also visit this link to explore the exciting variety of educational games and activities, such as scavenger hunt and bird bingo cards, that make outdoor science learning engaging and fun!