Cedar Waxwing & Bohemian Waxwing / Soo Goh Baus / Audubon Photography Awards
Enhance your environmental education and science units with Birds Connect Seattle’s Education Kits. Originally developed for teacher use in Seattle Public Schools, these kits can also be used by Scout leaders, community centers, or any other adult hoping to educate a group of children about birds and nature!
Kit Rental Information
All kits support Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Support documents are available upon request.
Each kit comes packed with hands-on props, project and group activity materials, and an easy-to-follow program guide.
Program guides are included in each kit and provide instructors with extensive, well-researched background information on a range of topics, as well as instructions to lead an array of fun, age-appropriate group activities and projects. No experience with teaching environmental education necessary!
Cost: Varies. $45-$55 per week and $10-$15 for each additional week. $100-$200 refundable damage deposit required with each rental.
Group Size: Most kits have materials for 24-30 students.
Ages: Kit activities are appropriate for children in grades 1-8, and can be adapted for use with high school-aged students. Fledglings is appropriate for pre-K and kindergarten students.
Education kit rentals require minimum one week advance notice. Kits must be reserved ahead of time. We cannot accommodate last-minute rentals.
Common Birds of Seattle – Field Guide for Youth
Download the updated Birds of Seattle Field Guide to learn about 32 of the most common birds of the Seattle area. With activities that help young birders learn how to identify birds by their habitat, beak shape, silhouette, calls, and behavior, this little printable has everything a kid needs to get out and start birding.
Seattle is For the Birds
Developed in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle is For the Birds (PDF) is a fun workbook that introduces 6-10 year olds to some of Seattle’s most common birds.
Over 100 different bird species share our city. This book features 27 of them. Can you find all 27 in your neighborhood and nearby parks?
Printing Instructions: Print double-sided, then fold in half and staple. The pages are laid out to be in order when book is printed and folded this way. If you can’t print or copy double-sided, tape facing pages together, then fold and staple.