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Educator Resources

The Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute offers resources for educators, including curriculums, programs, activities and more. 

Students in Maryland, Virginia and D.C. connect with students in Latin America through shared migratory birds.
a copper colored fox stands on a log
eMammal is a data management system and archive for camera trap research projects. Explore camera trap data, view images, download lesson plans and more!
A black-crowned night heron perched in a tree surrounded by green leaves
In this middle school science and technology unit, students investigate the latest bird tracking devices and explore tracking data collected by Smithsonian scientists to better understand and protect migratory birds.
An alligator walks out of a patch of wildflowers onto a gravel road in Texas
Take your professional development to the wild side! Join the Zoo's Teacher Advisory Council.
A bird called a long-billed curlew flies across a blue sky. Its wings are outstretched and its long, thin, curved bill is open.
Learn about the wonders of migratory birds with FAQs, activities, coloring pages and more. Discover how you can help migratory birds.