During Bird Camp, participants receive interactive packages and engage in face-to-face virtual sessions.  We welcome participants from outside the United States, but please be aware that you would be responsible for additional costs of shipping and the delivery time would be longer.

Click HERE to donate and help send a child to Bird Camp! We appreciate your support!

Check out the video below to see some of the activities we did during our summer session! 

Bird Camp continues this fall with new sessions to get your 4 – 12 year olds involved in birds, birdwatching, and conservation. Participants of all ages learn about bird identification, journaling, science explorations, photography, and more through online and family experiences that meet state science standards. Sessions for specific age groups ensure that we work at a good pace. Cost includes 3 packages of materials to be sent about every two weeks and two meetings each week for “face-to-face” interactions. Need more information? Write us at [email protected] and register below!

Cost: $80 includes 3 packages and 14 sessions (2 weekly). 

Meeting times, session descriptions, and registration are below.

Group 1, ages 4-6: Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 11:00 am AK, 12:00 pm PT, 1:00 pm MT, 2:00 pm CT, 3:00 pm ET

Group 2, ages 7-9: Mondays and Wednesdays, at 10:00 am PT, 11:00 am MT, 12:00 pm CT, 1:00 pm ET

Group 3, ages 10-12: Mondays and Wednesdays, at 12:00 pm PT, 1:00 pm MT, 2:00 pm CT, 3:00 pm ET

Weeks 1-2

September  14 – 25 : Let’s get started by opening our first package. You will receive bird identification cards for the species we will learn about throughout the fall. Our journaling kit will be used to help you hone your observation skills.

 

Weeks 3-4

September 28 – October 9: What are some of the challenges birds face in fall? We will meet other youth who are helping birds where they winter, and we will participate in Bird Day LIVE, our fall celebration of migratory birds. Extra sessions this week will include stories, movies, and more.

Weeks 5-6

October 12 – 23: What do birds do in winter? Let’s learn about the birds that stay around and the birds that migrate, why and how! Explore how researchers track birds to learn about where they go. A special surprise in our 3 package will teach mapping skills.

 

Weeks 7

October 26-30: Our last week will highlight our research projects and other activities throughout the fall. Get ready to take the final bird quiz!!

 

 

 

What participants say about our virtual learning programs!

Thanks for the Emu learning. My daughter (Sophia-Rae) and I totally enjoyed it!! It was a different experience for her. We look forward to the next session.

Thank you for the presentation today. We appreciate it! ~ Heidi

This is the second webinar in which we participate.  Excellent and interesting material.  Very well presented in English and in Spanish. Thank you for all that work. ~ Felicita

Bird Camp Scholarships: We hope to provide scholarships to young people who want to participate, but whose families may not have the resources. 

Click HERE to donate and help send a child to Bird Camp! We appreciate your support!

 

“Bird camp saved us this summer and gave our sons something to look forward to each week. It provided a very inclusive opportunity for Rush to be involved as much or as little as he wanted to. Our sons really bonded over the experience. It built confidence in both of them and helped them socialize with peers.” – Danielle

Rush and Cash, recipients of a Bird Camp scholarship in the summer
Rexy, recipient of a Bird Camp scholarship in the summer

 

 

“My daughter wants to have a bird rehabilitation center when she grows up. It would be amazing if she could get a [bird camp] scholarship and do something she is so passionate about. She loves birds so much… We bird watch in the backyard. This (bird camp scholarship) would really make a 9 year old happy!” – Michelle 

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