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Migratory Bird Center School Programs

The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center is passionate about helping students of all ages appreciate the wonders of migratory birds.
Students in Maryland, Virginia and D.C. connect with students in Latin America through shared migratory birds.
The homepage of the Bird Migration Explorer showing a map of North America with buttons and toggle buttons
The Bird Migration Explorer, a state-of-the-art digital platform, allows users to see the most complete data collected on migratory species in their neighborhoods and where those birds go throughout the year. 
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.
Learn more about bird courses offered by the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation.
Students visit researchers in the field to learn firsthand about bird migration, science and Gulf Coast ecosystems.
A group of students standing on a grassy mountaintop
Underrepresented students from University of California Santa Barbara and local community colleges experience a full year of STEM activities led by Smithsonian scientists.
Un programa intercultural de educación ambiental que vincula a clases de escuela primaria de los Estados Unidos con clases en Latinoamérica por medio del intercambio de dibujos, cartas y otros materiales centrados en las aves migratorias neotropicales.