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Bring the Zoo to Your Classroom

The Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute offers classroom activities, including:

Bridging the Americas / Unidos por las aves is a cross-cultural environmental education program that partners classes in grades 2 through 8 in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC,, New Hampshire and Vermont with classes in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Migratory Bird Activities: Fact sheets, toolkits, coloring pages and more!

SCBI School Outreach Program: The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia, offers a selection of hands-on science programs designed to educate and inspire students about fundamental science, conservation and environmental issues.

Follow That Bird! A Science and Technology Unit on Tracking Birds is a free inquiry-based STEM unit that teaches core middle-school science concepts through student exploration of the tools used by Smithsonian scientists to track birds, the data they collect and how new information is used for conservation. Use all five lessons to build students' understanding, or pick and choose the lesson(s) that best fit with your curriculum. All lessons are aligned to Next Generation Science Standards.