K-12 Education

Binocluars Radical Raptors ScienceWorks Summer Camp Ages 6 11 2007 cropped (72ppi 3x)K-12 Education materials KBO has created deliver curriculum and support programming in science and outdoor education that are aligned with state and national standards. Our K-12 Education Curriculum Library and Educator’s Kits are designed to help educators meet learning objectives and academic standards while providing engaging, interactive, and place-based lessons for young learners.
 
These tools help students learn about birds as indicators of resilient ecosystems through science inquiry, interdisciplinary activities, and participation in citizen science projects. Our educational materials also address broad topics including math, language arts, geography, social science, policy, and stewardship.

Educator Kits

kbbt cl coverOur Educator’s Kits contain organized packages of lesson plans designed specifically for birds and habitats in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion. The Kits provide place-based, science, and natural resources lesson plans to encourage the study and conservation of local birds and habitats.
 
The lesson plans are aligned to academic standards and provide background information, clear procedures, teacher tips, supplementary extensions, fun fact side panels, and field trip ideas. Student journal sheets are provided with each lesson to advance critical thinking and scientific inquiry skills. Journal sheets from each lesson can be collated into personalized journal booklets that allow students to share their outdoor learning experiences with family and friends.
 
Educator’s Kits were developed with partners for the Klamath Basin Birding Trail. These include additional special editions for Crater Lake National Park, Lava Beds National Monument, and Basin and Range—available at the following links. Educator Kits for the Klamath, Rogue River-Siskiyou, and Fremont-Winema National Forests are available below.

Klamath Basin Birding Trail Educator Kit

Klamath Basin Birding Trail Educator Kit - Crater Lake Edition

Klamath Basin Birding Trail Educator Kit - Lava Beds Edition

Klamath Basin Birding Trail Educator Kit - Basin and Range Edition

 

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Fremont-Winema National Forest Educator's Kit

mkiw fw coverWelcome to the Fremont-Winema National Forest Educator Kit! Here you will find exciting new resources and lesson plans that will guide your teaching about birds as ecological indicators in our shared environment. The purpose of the kit is to provide placed-based, science, and natural resources lesson plans to encourage the study of local habitats and to challenge students to think critically about 21st century issues. 

Each lesson plan is followed by corresponding student journal sheets and visual aides. The lesson plan provides background information, simple and clear procedures, helpful teacher tips, supplementary extensions, “fun fact” side panels, and other field trip ideas. Essentially, you should be able to pick a lesson plan and have all the information you need without additional research The lesson plans are aligned to Oregon State Science Standards, allowing you to meet them. Enjoy!

Lesson Plans and Worksheets:

Introduction

Bird Biology: Birds of Oregon Field Guides and Birds of Oregon cards, Camouflage and Coloring, Behave Like a Bird, Population Patterns, Evolution of Birds

Birds as Indicators for the Environment: Habitat Discoveries, Birds and Meadows, Exploring Oak Habitats, Birds as Indicators of Mixed-conifer Forest, Biology of Birds and Burns

Birds, People and Conservation: Birds and Biomimicry, Human Impact to Wetlands, Native Bird Conservation, State of the Birds, Stakeholder Role Play, Making a Bird-iful Habitat, Exploring eBird

Resources and Appendices

Funding for curriculum development, teacher training, and resources was provided by the Forest Service’s More Kids in the Woods Grant. Photographic images used throughout curriculum and resources were donated by Southern Oregon resident, Jim Livaudais.

Klamath Bird Observatory would like to thank you for your interest in the More Kids in the Woods Educator's Kit and your endeavors to integrate eco-literacy into youth education. Klamath Bird Observatory is a non-profit organization advancing bird and habitat conservation through science, education, and partnerships. If you have additional questions about KBO or the Educator Kit please contact us.

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Klamath National Forest Educator's Kit

Welcome to the Klamath National Forest Educator Kit! Here you will find exciting new resources and lesson plans that will guide your teaching about birds as ecological indicators in our shared environment. The purpose of the kit is to provide placed-based, science, and natural resources lesson plans to encourage the study of local habitats and to challenge students to think critically about 21st century issues.

Each lesson plan is followed by corresponding student journal sheets and visual aides. The lesson plan provides background information, simple and clear procedures, helpful teacher tips, supplementary extensions, “fun fact” side panels, and other field trip ideas. Essentially, you should be able to pick a lesson plan and have all the information you need without additional research The lesson plans are aligned to Oregon State Science Standards, allowing you to meet them. Enjoy!

Lesson Plans and Worksheets:

Introduction

Bird Biology: Birds of Oregon Field Guides and Birds of Oregon cards, Camouflage and Coloring, Behave Like a Bird, Population Patterns, Evolution of Birds

Birds as Indicators for the Environment: Habitat Discoveries, Birds and Meadows, Exploring Oak Habitats, Birds as Indicators of Mixed-conifer Forest, Biology of Birds and Burns

Birds, People and Conservation: Birds and Biomimicry, Human Impact to Wetlands, Native Bird Conservation, State of the Birds, Stakeholder Role Play, Making a Bird-iful Habitat, Exploring eBird

Resources and Appendices

Funding for curriculum development, teacher training, and resources was provided by the Forest Service’s More Kids in the Woods Grant. Photographic images used throughout curriculum and resources were donated by Southern Oregon resident, Jim Livaudais.

Klamath Bird Observatory would like to thank you for your interest in the More Kids in the Woods Educator's Kit and your endeavors to integrate eco-literacy into youth education. Klamath Bird Observatory is a non-profit organization advancing bird and habitat conservation through science, education, and partnerships. If you have additional questions about KBO or the Educator Kit please contact us.

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Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Educator's Kit

Welcome to the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Educator Kit! Here you will find exciting new resources and lesson plans that will guide your teaching about birds as ecological indicators in our shared environment. The purpose of the kit is to provide placed-based, science, and natural resources lesson plans to encourage the study of local habitats and to challenge students to think critically about 21st century issues.

Each lesson plan is followed by corresponding student journal sheets and visual aides. The lesson plan provides background information, simple and clear procedures, helpful teacher tips, supplementary extensions, “fun fact” side panels, and other field trip ideas. Essentially, you should be able to pick a lesson plan and have all the information you need without additional research The lesson plans are aligned to Oregon State Science Standards, allowing you to meet them. Enjoy!
 
Lesson Plans and Worksheets:

Introduction

Bird Biology: Birds of Oregon Field Guides and Birds of Oregon cards, Camouflage and Coloring, Behave Like a Bird, Population Patterns, Evolution of Birds

Birds as Indicators for the Environment: Habitat Discoveries, Birds and Meadows, Exploring Oak Habitats, Birds as Indicators of Mixed-conifer Forest, Biology of Birds and Burns

Birds, People and Conservation: Birds and Biomimicry, Human Impact to Wetlands, Native Bird Conservation, State of the Birds, Stakeholder Role Play, Making a Bird-iful Habitat, Exploring eBird

Resources and Appendices

Funding for curriculum development, teacher training, and resources was provided by the Forest Service’s More Kids in the Woods Grant. Photographic images used throughout curriculum and resources were donated by Southern Oregon resident, Jim Livaudais.

Klamath Bird Observatory would like to thank you for your interest in the More Kids in the Woods Educator's Kit and your endeavors to integrate eco-literacy into youth education. Klamath Bird Observatory is a non-profit organization advancing bird and habitat conservation through science, education, and partnerships. If you have additional questions about KBO or the Educator Kit please contact us.

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KBO Curriculum Library

The KBO Curriculum Library is searchable by grade level (Kindergarten through 12th Grade), activity type (such as audio, creative, journaling, observation, place-based, scientific method, service-learning, and more), by keyword, and by Academic Standard.  All materials align with Oregon State Academic Content Standards (Science), Common Core State Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards. KBO educators developed this suite of state standards-based curricula over a decade of successful K-12 education programming.

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